50 Tons Of Medical Supplies Head For Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Fifty tons of much-needed medical supplies departed from Los Angeles this weekend for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

The specially chartered FedEx flight departed from Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday for the Philippines.

The massive shipment of medical supplies and personal care products from Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International was valued at more than $10 million.

“That includes over 100,000 bottles of life-saving antibiotics, IV solutions, oral rehydration,” Kerri Murray, a spokesperson for Direct Relief, said.

The plane is expected to make stops in Hawaii and Guam before landing in the Central Philippines island of Cebu, where it will be met by an emergency response team.

Murray said the shipment is the largest in the organization’s 65-year history.

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