Simple & Easy – Emergency Preparedness
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‘Now we start over’

Photo by RonTaylor/LDS PhilanthropiesEven after three years, reminders of the tsunami are everywhere….Swamps are left where homes and farms once stood.
HOW TO HELP
Members of the Church may help disaster victims by:
• Volunteering labor hours at bishops’ storehouses, welfare farms, canneries or other Welfare Services projects.
• Donating useful items to Deseret Industries.
• Making generous fast offering contributions.
• Donating through the “Tithing and Other Offerings” form by marking the category “Humanitarian Aid.”
• Donating through LDS Philanthropies, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Floor 2 EW, 15 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; call 1-800-453-3860, ext: 2-5567; or see www.lds.org/humanitarian (click the: “make a gift” icon in the upper left corner).
Latter-day Saints went to work in the region after a tsunami, triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, killed more than 220,000 people in a dozen nations.
Photo by RonTaylor/LDS PhilanthropiesCOMMUNITY CENTERS: A community center, one of three built with LDS Humanitarian Services funds, stands next to Mosque.
Photo by RonTaylor/LDS PhilanthropiesWATER: Young boy reacts to cold splash of water at his village’s new water facility. As part of Church’s post-tsunami efforts, 24 village water projects were completed, reaching 20,000 people.
Photo by RonTaylor/LDS PhilanthropiesMEDICAL CENTERS: Community leaders in the Bireuen district gather to express appreciation for new medical center in their area. As part of LDS humanitarian work in Indonesia, three health clinics and a wing of an existing hospital were built.
Photo by RonTaylor/LDS PhilanthropiesSCHOOLS: Three boys sit in the hall of newly constructed Min Lampuuk school. The building was one of 15 schools built by the Church to replace those destroyed by Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami. Teachers at the school were trained.
Photo by RonTaylor/LDS PhilanthropiesHOMES: Elderly couple sits on the porch of their new home, built by Humanitarian Services. Each of the 902 homes built with Church humanitarian funds were furnished with a starter kit including a mattress and kitchen supplies.

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