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Mormon church sending humanitarian relief to Haiti

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Mormon church is sending humanitarian aid to Haiti to assist with earthquake recovery efforts.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it’s sending two planes, each carrying 80,000 pounds of food, tents, tarps and water filtration bottles and medical supplies.

Other supplies, including personal hygiene kits and items for newborns, are coming by truck from the Dominican Republic.

The first flight is scheduled for Thursday.

The 13.5 million-member church has about 15,400 members in Haiti. Church officials say all those associated with mission programs in Haiti are safe.

The church also has a Web site where individuals can make financial contributions.

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