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News Story —  16 August 2012

Mormons Provide Volunteers and Supplies to USNS Mercy’s Pacific Partnership 2012

Salt Lake City — 

Latter-day Saint Charities provided 96 volunteer doctors, nurses, dental specialists and medical technicians to Pacific Partnership 2012, a four-month long U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance project that brought together U.S. military personnel, host and partner nations, nongovernmental organizations and international agencies. The operation ended on 11 August.

The project, which made stops in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia, evaluated and treated more than 49,000 people and performed 887 surgeries. The project also completed 104 community service projects, which included donations of 244 pallets of supplies (139,848 pounds, worth more than $435,000). The Church donated 104 of those pallets (including hygiene kits, newborn kits, blankets, toys and atmit) and 20 wheelchairs.

Twelve Latter-day Saint Charities volunteers stayed for the entire project; others came for two- to six-week periods. Most are from the United States, with a few others from Canada and the Philippines.

This was the fourth year LDS Charities provided volunteers to support this U.S. Navy humanitarian project, which is now in its seventh year. In 2011 and 2009, LDS Charities volunteers assisted aboard the USNS Comfort during the Continuing Promise missions.

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