UPDATE: As of Satuday, May 17th,
More than 22,000 people are confirmed dead
Thousands are still missing
Approximately 14,000 people are trapped under collapsed buildings
At least 436,000 homes have collapsed
There are 159,000 people injured, not all of them in hospital
At least 4.8 million people are now homeless
Everyone who believes in Peace, Harmony and Oneness must act now. Peace + One = YOU!
On Monday, an earthquake of unimaginable proportions hit and saddened a country preparing to joyously welcome the world in August for the Olympics. As of this post, the death toll exceeds 12,000, (22,000 confirmed as of Saturday) with many of the dead, children and students who were in school at the time
This is another undeserved blow to China at a time when the whole world should be celebrating the work the Chinese people have put into preparing to host the world.
[Photo: A young Chinese nurse comforts a student stranded under the debris of a collapsed school building, encouraging him in desperate circumstances. Beichuan County, Sichuan Province, May 13, 2008. More than sixty percent of buildings in the city collapsed during the tremor. [Xinhua]
NOW is the time for people outside China to start appreciating what’s going on here, and start to be part of the solution, not the problem.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday welcomed the international community’s aid to China’s relief efforts, but added that sending rescue teams or supplies was impractical -
“At this point, transportation in affected areas is still blocked and it is impossible even for our own rescue teams to reach the disaster-hit areas,” he said.
So, what’s the best thing you can do? - Send Money.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs has authorized the Red Cross Society of China and China Charity Federation to receive donations for quake-hit areas.
Account number for renminbi donation (the currency of China) : 0200001009014413252, at Beijing branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Account number for foreign currency donation: 7112111482600000209 at Jiuxianqiao branch of CITIC Bank.
Donation through post office (within China) should be sent to:
Red Cross Society of China
No 8, Beixinqiaosantiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100007
Its website: www.redcross.org.cn
Red Cross Society of China donation hotline: (8610) 65139999, 64027620
Chinese Red Cross Foundation also receives donations, which can be sent to:
No 53, Ganmian Hutong, Dongdanbeidajie Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100010
Account number of Beijing branch, Bank of China: 800100921908091001
Account number of Dongsinan branch, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China: 0200001019014483874
Account number of Beijing Chaoneidajie branch, China Construction Bank: 11001070300059000427
Account number for foreign currency at Bank of China: 800100086608091014
China Charity Federation hotline: (8610) 66083260, 66083264, 66083194
If you do donate to any of these organizations in the name of Peace + One, please leave a comment on this blog to encourage others to do the same.
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