Operation Compassion Begins Shipping to Indonesia Tsunami Relief

By , January 7, 2005

The first containers of disaster relief supplies and products are ready to leave the United States for Sumatra, Indonesia according to David Lorency, International Field Director of Operation Compassion. Since the tsunami disaster struck southern Asia on December 26, 2004, Operation Compassion has been procuring and arranging shipping for an influx of disaster relief supplies specifically for this disaster.

With more than 150,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands displaced without adequate food, water or shelter, Operation Compassion is utilizing its international network of partners to assist the areas most affected. The city of Banda Aceh in the Aceh Province of North Sumatra, Indonesia was the closest city to the epicenter of the 9.0 earthquake that created the tsunami. Within thirty minutes the initial tsunami wave hit the city all ready reeling from the destruction of the earthquake.

The initial sixteen containers of disaster relief supplies include:
1 container of Baby Food
1 container of Diapers, Baby Wipes, Baby Hygiene Packs and Infant Cups
1 container of Vegetarian Beans
1 container of High Lysine Corn
1 container of Pasta
1 container of Cereal
1 container of Vinyl Roofing
1 container of Mixed Food
1 container of Fruit Punch Rippers
2 containers of Cot Mattresses, Water Bottles and Umbrellas
2 containers of Green Beans with Potatoes
3 containers of Corn and Chicken & Rice Casserole

Operation Compassion
Dr. John D. Nichols, President
David Lorency, International Field Director
Tim Burdashaw, Communications & Development
114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax
www.operationcompassion.org

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