Major Earthquake Strikes Nepal
Church determining how it can best help to relieve suffering
Editor's Note: Donations to the Humanitarian Aid Fund are typically used to help with disasters such as the earthquake in Nepal, although donations are not earmarked for a particular region, and may be used to provide humanitarian assistance in other parts of the world.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those in Nepal impacted by Saturday’s earthquake and particularly those who have lost loved ones," Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said today. Initial reports indicate that over 1,400 people lost their lives in the magnitude-7.8 quake and thousands more are homeless.
The humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is determining how it can best help to relieve the suffering.
One senior missionary couple from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is serving in the area and they are safe.