We Need Your Help!
Please check out the EVENTS page for current Earthquake Relief event information
On Monday, May 12, a major earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, jolted southwestern China's Sichuan Province. It has claimed over 68,000 lives so far and many more are still missing and unaccounted for. The survivors’ houses and lives were destroyed in the earthquake. There are more than 50,000 homeless in Gansu province alone; many of them are the helpless, the smallest victims. As the death toll continues to soar inexorably, there are stories of hope and survival amid the misery and destruction.
According to United Kingdom Daily Mail report, rescuers discovered a five-year-old boy, Da Xing, after removing a huge slab of concrete which was balanced precariously over his head. He lay curled up in a cavity beneath and had survived for six days without food and water. In Hanwang, doctors amputated a teenage girl's, Yang Liu’s, crushed legs. This was the only way they could pull her alive from the wreckage of her school. Twelve-year-old Huang Siyu, from YingXiu, has a pink plastic flower in her hair, a pained look on her face, and two broken legs. She was rescued after two days under the rubble of her school. What is uncertain is whether she still has her parents. All three of these children lost their homes, and it was a miracle these kids have survived!
We, the Omaha Chinese Culture Association (OCCA), and Chinese Student and Scholar Associations from University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and Bellevue University, ask for your help in the Chinese earthquake relief effort. Any amount of money you can donate to the American Red Cross (see address below), or online at www.redcross.org, will help them in their relief efforts. Your kind gift will help kids like Da Xing, Huang Siyu, and Yan Liu get the medical care they need, and to rebuild their shattered lives.Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of the children in Sichuan province. Monetary contributions are also tax deductable.As you are taking action helping the earthquake victims, please don’t forget to forward this email to your colleagues, friends, family, and your employers. We need more people to join our efforts in helping the injured and homeless kids there.
Please donate online at www.redcross.org or send your check to the following address:
American RedCross China Earthquake Relief Fund
2912 South 80th Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
You are our heroes and we thank you again for your kindness.
OCCA and CSSA s (Members of Omaha Chinese Cultural Association and Omaha Chinese Students and Scholars Associations at UNO, UNMC and Creighton)