Support China Earthquake Relief Efforts
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Posted 6/5/08
Something different today. As you may know, a huge earthquake hit the Sichuan province of China a couple of weeks ago. The latest figures are counting about 70,000 dead and 5 million left homeless. Those are some crazy numbers. (For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Sichuan_earthquake)

From what I have been reading, the best way to help is to donate to the Red Cross' International Relief Fund. This not only helps the victims of the Chinese earthquake but also victims of any number of other crises around the world each year. Like the Cyclone that hit Myanmar (assuming the government there lets the Red Cross do its job).

Link to donation instructions for the Red Cross International Relief Fund:
http://tinyurl.com/4hsnsw (shortened URL, because the full one won't fit.)

Every bit helps. But even if you can't afford to donate anything, you can still help by spreading the word. In forums, in your blog, to friends. (a kind reader has suggested donating blood as another form of help that anyone can do. Though it wouldn't affect the relief efforts, it is still one of the easier ways of helping others.)

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Posted 6/5/08
ads and the government does those... personal donations are encouraged.
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69 / M / Limbo
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Posted 6/5/08
People around the city collect donations for that purpose. I give whenever I can.
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Posted 6/5/08
i gave around 550+$ = which is 25k php... is that enough? <<< i worked on this money TTvTT for my summer free time...

my relatives live in fujian province luckily..

i hope my hard earned money helped...
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Posted 6/5/08
^^ Use the forum search before making new topics. Thanks.
You can use the link provided above to discuss.

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