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Expatica user appeals to fellow users to help China

Published on 23/05/2008

A destructive earthquake in the magnitude of 7.8 struck SiChuan , thehometown of Pandas, on 05/12/2008.  28881 people are confirmed dead, 198347 were reported injured and more than 50000 people became homeless.   By watching these videos and photos listed here, we'll be moved and learn to appreciate and cherish the love and lives around us more profoundly.  Disaster can happen any time and anywhere.  Let's appreciate and cherish our family, friends and even people around us now; they are actually part of our lives! From the video and picture of Sichuan earthquake, I haveseen kids, adults were buried under the rubbles of the collapsed buildings formore than 48 hours, yet, with the strong belief in their minds, some of themwere rescued and still survive.  Their strong beliefs are: some one will comeand help, rescue them.  But all these rescue effort will become so limitedwithout the support from every one of us, disregarding our distance, age andracial.  We need your support financially, materially and spiritually. We knowthat we can bring the quake victims a strong support when each of our supportmerges together.  There are still a lot of people still remain buried under theearth and are waiting for help in Sichuan .  A lot of survival kids lost theirparents, and tens of thousands of survivors lost their homes and are waitingfor medical supplies, food, water and shelters.  Time is very critical now forthe rescue, don't wait, please donate now for the suffering victims inSiChuan , the hometown of Pandas.  We need more miracles there!  Your greatsupport will definitely make the miracles happen.    Please share your love and compassion with me by donating to any of thefollowing organizations: 1. Red Cross Society of China From their website it appears that you can'tdonate online, but you can send a check or wire transfer to: Account Name: Red Cross Society of ChinaBank Name: China CITIC Bank, Beijing , Jiuxianqiao Sub-BranchAddress: C&W Tower. No.14, Jiuxianqiao Street, Chaoyang District,Beijing ,China 100016TEL: 86-10-64319780Account NO.: 7112111482600000209Swift Code:CIBKCNBJ100Note: they request your address and phone number too. 2. World VisionYou can donate online at

3. Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Checks, cash or wire transfers are accepted at Cathay Bank and will be deposited into a special account #01-130-005.  For Cathay Bank locations and contact info, go to and click on locations at the top.  For
donation info at the Tzu Chi Foundation site, go to
To watch the videos and photos on SiChuan 5.12 Earthquake, please go to: