The Los Angeles Daily News reported today that donations to various agencies for Indonesia earthquake relief have been minimal due to “donor fatigue.” However, the newspaper stated that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was receiving “steady donations from Church members.”
The Church, thanks to continual donations of money, food, medical supplies and relief items from its members, was able to answer requests by the Indonesian government for emergency aid. With Islamic Relief Worldwide providing the necessary transportation, the Church sent $1.6 million worth of emergency supplies to devastated areas.
While supplies were being prepared in the United States for shipment, members of the Church in Indonesia began assisting in their local communities. They prepared thousands of meals and assembled hygiene kits. Church leaders in the area also purchased cots, mattresses and blankets for a local hospital where hundreds came for medical attention.
One hundred percent of donations for emergency relief received by the Church go toward relief efforts. The Church does not use donations for administrative costs.