Mormon Church donates aid, supplies to Japan

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has arrived in Japan to distribute blankets and food to victims of the country’s recent earthquake, tsunami and now radiation threats. The Deseret News reports that the church will supply more than 135,000 pounds of food and water, 8,000 liters of fuel and 15,000 blankets. The church says it has also made a large financial donation to the Japan Red Cross. The newspaper says that local church leaders in Japan have created an emergency response committee that meets daily to identify and respond to specific needs across the impacted region.

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