Latter-Day Saints and Muslims Team Up to Aid Indonesian Earthquake Victims

May 30, 2006

Source: ABC 4

On May 30, 2006 ABC 4 reported, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is teaming up with Muslims to get the much-needed medical supplies to earthquake victims in Indonesia.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with Islamic Relief Worldwide, one of the leading humanitarian organizations in the Islamic world. 'Good people, when they work together, can make a tremendous difference in this world,' said Mokhtar Shawky of Islamic Relief Worldwide. 'Were talking about 200,000 people who lost their homes. Were talking about over 5,000 people lost their lives,' Shawky said, 'The numbers are climbing by the minute.' 'It was great that we were able to do it so fast, and I'm sure this is going to save a lot of lives,' said LDS church spokesperson Garry Flake.

Government officials are calling Sundays quake one of the worst to ever hit Indonesia. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed thousands and left tens of thousands homeless. Now, the toughest barrier to overcome is that the victims need aid urgently."