“Hong Kong Members Aid Earthquake Victims,” Liahona, Oct. 2008, N6
Within days of the massive earthquake that rocked the Chinese province of Sichuan in May, more than 600 members of the Church from Hong Kong traveled to a factory in Shenzhen, China, to assemble 10,000 emergency kits for victims.
Each kit contained crackers, powdered milk, canned meat, instant noodles, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste, towels, a raincoat, a blanket, and drinking water.
Latter-day Saint Charities, a humanitarian arm of the Church, organized the project, which is part of a more comprehensive relief effort underway for the earthquake victims. It includes the provision of approximately 5,000 tents and 4,000 sleeping bags with mats.
In addition to the relief supplies, a check from Latter-day Saint Charities was presented to government officials and the Shenzhen Red Cross. The funds came from Church member donations in Hong Kong and worldwide.
Bruce Lai, a Hong Kong businessman and member of the Church, made his factory in Shenzhen available for the event.
The China Charity Federation is distributing the supplies to communities in the earthquake zone.