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 enquiry@redcross.org.sg.

Instructions for cheque donations, and donations via UOB Internet Banking, DBS Internet Banking and DBS/POSB Fund Transfer are available here: http://www.redcross.org.sg/chinaearthquake_src_donate.htm

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I happen to have found the URL for those who wish to make a donation to the American Red Cross: China Earthquake Relief.
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(You may also wish to read Eastcoastlife's Help the Sichuan Earthquake victims.)

3 comments:

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.