Thursday, May 15, 2008

The China Earthquake

A 7.9 8.0-magnitude earthquake had struck in Sichuan province, China, earlier this Monday. BBC News has a special report segment on the recent China earthquake. Perhaps humanity and effective provision of aid are some of the best ways to respond to a devasting natural disaster.

For the folks who would like to extend a helping hand to the victims of the earthquake, here's a piece of information that you may like to know:

Red Cross China Earthquake Appeal

Walk-in donations can be made at the
Singapore Red Cross Society,
15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486.

The collection hours are:
Mon - Fri: 9.30 a.m. - 5.45 p.m.
Sat & Sun (17-18 May): 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vesak Day (19 May): 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information, please call the Singapore Red Cross at 6334-9152/53 or email

Instructions for cheque donations, and donations via UOB Internet Banking, DBS Internet Banking and DBS/POSB Fund Transfer are available here:

I happen to have found the URL for those who wish to make a donation to the American Red Cross: China Earthquake Relief.

(You may also wish to read Eastcoastlife's Help the Sichuan Earthquake victims.)


eastcoastlife said...

Thanks for helping to spread the word.

Doreen said...

It is really devastating. It hurts my heart everytime I see/heard about it from the news. The death toll is so great and yet still counting. What have we human being done to deserve all these? I hope (though I know it is a pious hope) that this is and will be the last strike from the mother earth. May those souls rest in peace.

dawn said...

My company has opened up a foundation disaster relief fund, too, for both catasthrope stricken Myanmar and China for employees who wish to chip it.