Truckloads of Aid Leave Utah

Truckloads of Aid Leave Utah

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(KSL News) -- Big help is on its way to Indonesia from Utah.

Globus Relief employees and volunteers have been working overtime gathering, processing and distributing humanitarian supplies to send to tsunami victims.

Crews loaded up the first of two shipments, today, headed for Indonesia.

Truckloads of Aid Leave Utah

The two truck loads, weighing 40-thousand pounds each, are loaded with medical supplies, food and vitamins. That adds up to 40 tons of supplies.

Organizers say the medical supplies -- including half a million latex gloves -- should help at least ten thousand patients. Meal replacement shake mixes should feed 380-thousand children.

As big as these numbers sound, organizers say it's not nearly enough.

Sarah Monson, Globus Relief: "We're hoping that Utah businesses will step up their donations in the next few months to help us meet the increased demand especially for vitamins and medical supplies."

Two additional similar loads will ship out next week to Sri Lanka and India.

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