Sunday, August 13, 2006

Humanitarian Aid Reaches Lebanon


Humanitarian Aid
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
9 August 2006
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. W. Watkins
BEIRUT, Lebanon - U.S. Navy High Speed Vessel Two Swift (HSV 2) delivered more than 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Beirut, Lebanon.

More than $2 million of relief was donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and, with the help of the Islamic Relief Organization (IRO), was immediately disbursed to approximately 20,000 needy Lebanese citizens.

Diana Sufian, an independent project coordinator, brought the IRO and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints together for the coordinated relief effort.

“We’re true humanitarians,” said Sufian. “We’re reaching out feeding the children who are hungry.” Sufian expressed her gratitude for the U.S. Navy’s support and interest in delivering the supplies.

“I want to put America’s face on this,” said Sufian. “I want the whole world to see that America cares, and see what these brave men and women in uniform are doing out here.” {Click on image for details}
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