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The following is excerpted from the Deseret News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

President Russell M. Nelson’s 40-year-old professional ties to China are facilitating a donation of supplies from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that will help Chinese health care workers in their effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The church loaded 220,000 particulate respirator masks, more than 6,500 pairs of protective hospital coveralls and 870 pairs of protective goggles at two bishop’s central storehouses in Salt Lake City and Atlanta on Wednesday morning.

Workers at the Utah Bishops’ Central Storehouse and Deseret Transportation in western Salt Lake City loaded 67 pallets of the protective gear onto trucks and transported them to the airport, where one of two planes chartered by Project HOPE will carry the church supplies to China. The church is partnering with the health-oriented preventive education charity to facilitate its donation to a children’s hospital.

“These are our dear brothers and sisters,” President Nelson said in a statement, “and we feel privileged to be able to offer some small measure of help. We pray for them, and know God will bless them.”

Project Hope already had a plane flying out of Atlanta with other supplies. The church added 12 pallets of the protective gear to that flight.

The coronavirus is a new virus with no vaccine or treatment, and finding a vaccine will take months, according to the Harvard Business Review.

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Below is a video from the Church concerning this shipment of supplies to China: