LDS Church, Utah Red Cross plan to aid hurricane victims
(KSL News) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is trying to help those in the expected impact zone of Hurricane Gustav.
Seven semitrailer loads of emergency relief supplies from Salt Lake City are on their way to Gulf Coast church storehouses.
Church officials say more trucks are scheduled to head south through the weekend with hygiene kits and food boxes.
And 16 Utah volunteers will soon join the Red Cross effort against Gustav. Many of the volunteers are headed to Texas; others to Baton Rouge.
The Utah Red Cross chapters also are supplying several emergency response vehicles to the Gulf Coast.
Red Cross volunteers already on site are helping people evacuate and are handing out water, food and other supplies.
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