In a meetinghouse severely damaged in the Northridge earthquake of January 1994, some 100 Church members donated many hours making 30 quilts for victims of the Kobe, Japan, earthquake of January 1995.
"Because we experienced the Northridge earthquake we understand how you must feel after your experiences in the Kobe earthquake," stated a card attached to the quilts and written in Japanese by Janet Ohnishi of the Northridge 2nd Ward. "We just wanted to send these quilts to help."Men, women and youth donated their time Jan. 30, to make the quilts. They worked with materials donated by local retail stores.
One member, Diane Salin, made patches for the corners of each quilt that read, "With love from the Northridge 2nd Ward."
The finished quilts were shipped to Japan without cost by United Parcel Service to Elder David W. Sorensen of the Seventy and president of the Asia North Area and distributed by Church members to those in need in Kobe.