Fundraising for Earthquake Victims

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A couple of headlines about local groups in Chicago and Boston who are organizing fundraising efforts for Chinese earthquake victims:

Local Fundraiser Held For Victims Of China Quake

The Association of Asian-American Professionals held a local fundraiser Wednesday night for victims of the massive earthquake in China. The death toll of 15,000 is expected to soar as soldiers just begin to reach the outskirts of villages buried under tons of rubble.

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the fundraiser took on special significance, with proceeds earmarked for the Red Cross now going directly to Chinese earthquake relief. They are hoping to get emergency food, supplies and medical assistance to those who need it most.

Forty-eight hours after the powerful quake literally shook structures off their foundations, people are still being pulled from the wreckage.
Boston Chinese to Collect One Million for Relief Funds

Initiated by the board members of the Sichuan and Chongqing Folk Association in Boston, about fifty Chinese organization representatives met tonight in Building 56 of MIT, to coordinate support and relief efforts in the wake of the earthquake disaster that occurred two days ago in Sichuan, China.

The animated discussion lasted for three hours, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, and the attendees reached a confident consensus on raising a million dollars to help the Sichuan earthquake victims. The meeting recommends three relief fund accounts to all who intend to donate, namely the Chinese Red Cross' Emergency Fund (by check), the American Red Cross' China Relief Fund, and Tzh-Chi's Sichuan Earthquake Relief Fund (by check). The organizers will either collect checks to be sent to these organizations, or receive information on donations made to determine progress toward their goal.