LDS Church sending aid to Haitian survivors
Water, food are the top needs; churches being used for shelter
The hygiene kits are the standard humanitarian staple provided by the LDS Church throughout the world — two combs, four toothbrushes, two bars of soap, two cotton hand towels and one large tube of toothpaste.
Given the deadly, destructive nature of Tuesday's quake, Leishman said the assessment phase of relief efforts may last two to three weeks. And the recovery phase may last two to three years, with housing, hospitals, schools, government buildings and infrastructure needing to be rebuilt.
"Even in its best days, Haiti is a challenging place to live," he said.
Little by little, the initial emotions of shock and sadness in Haiti are being replaced by hints of hope. It's more of the latter the LDS Church is hoping to instill in Haiti.
"The airport's open; flights are landing," he said. "Small bits of news like that are very gratifying."
Especially when you're in a delivery business like Leishman and the LDS Church.
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