President Russell M. Nelson’s 40-year professional relationships in China are facilitating a donation of supplies from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that will help Chinese health workers in their effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
The church loaded 220,000 particulate respirator masks, more than 6,500 pairs of protective hospital coveralls and 870 pairs of protective goggles at two bishop’s central storehouses in Salt Lake City and Atlanta on Wednesday morning.
Workers at the Bishop’s Central Storehouse and Deseret Transportation in western Salt Lake City loaded some 79 pallets of the protective gear onto trucks and transported them to the airport, where one of two planes chartered by Project HOPE will carry the church supplies to China. The church is partnering with the health-oriented preventive education charity to facilitate its donation to a children’s hospital.
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