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Ministry sends $3 million in relief to tsunami victims

By January 6, 2005

Asia (IA/MNN) — International Aid, a health-focused Christian relief and development organization that provides for both the physical and spiritual needs of people worldwide, is shipping $3 million in supplies to tsunami victims in Indonesia.

Thirty-seven pallets of product serving basic medical and hygiene needs for tens of thousands of victims include portable medical clinics, prescription drugs consisting mainly of antibiotics, various over-the-counter medications, bandages, and four water purification systems with 10,000 gallons-per-day capacities.

Fed Ex will deliver the shipment initially to Jakarta and forward it on to Banda Aceh, near the earthquake epicenter where the needs are especially critical. International Aid president Myles Fish is heading to Indonesia to meet with church and NGO partners on the ground. Sonny Enriquez, vice president of programs, will travel to Indonesia to oversee distribution of the supplies.

All of these efforts are being done to empower the local church to reach out in Jesus name with the hope that can only be found in Him.

International Aid has an additional 170 pallets of product in place for which Fed Ex is actively seeking cargo space. On the heels of Monday’s announcement of its $2 million fund-raising goal, International Aid as of today has received $1.3 million in donations from around the world to procure and ship products. This initial effort is the beginning of International Aid’s commitment to the tsunami victims that eventually will total up to $10 million in wholesale value of products.

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