LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Fifty tons of much-needed medical supplies departed from Los Angeles this weekend for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.READ MORE: Eddie Mekka, Star Of ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Dies At 69
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.READ MORE: Liana Wallace On 'Survivor' All-Black Alliance Falling Apart: 'Just Wanted Us To Make Top 8, Then We Can Have World War II''
“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.MORE NEWS: Reporter’s Notebook: Suzanne Marques At The White House To Interview First Lady Jill Biden
Murray said the shipment is the largest in the organization’s 65-year history.