Sunday, May 18, 2008

Help for Sichuan Earthquake

As everyone would have known that there is a huge Earthquake happening in Sichuan that has claimed more than 20,000 of lives, and in overall, the total death toll might reach beyond 50,000 precious lives.

I am sure many of you are playing your part in whichever way you can to help.

I found this Facebook group, which puts in resources to help the Sichuan Earthquake victim. It could be found here .

There are various fund raising ways highlighted there, and I will put a few here for you to support (copied directly through the facebook link above). I do not do any verification on its genuineness, so do your due diligence!

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ONLINE
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Donate online via Google - http://www.google.com/chinaearthquake/

Donate online via Mercy Corps -
http://www.mercycorps.org/chinaearthquake/

Donate via World Vision -
http://www.worldvision.org

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LEARN THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO PUT YOUR MONEY TO WORK BY VISITING:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=760

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=4606&uid=34709060992

Direct donation to the Red Cross Society of China is the best way to put your money to immediate use, without having some of it going to fund overhead expenses

If you do want to donate through a U.S. charity, please use CharityNavigator to compare your options for the ones with the HIGHEST "Program Expenses". This means that a larger percentage of your donation is actually going to the cause, rather than administration purposes

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U.S.
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You can now donate directly to the American Red Cross China Relief fund. The link is provided below, before you donate, please read the paragraphs regarding fund use:

https://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?idb=252516977&df_id=3198&3198.donation=form1

Additional information regarding relief efforts by the American Red Cross is provided here
http://www.redcross.org/news/in/profiles/Intl_profile_ChinaEarthquake.html

ARC has a four star rating from Charity Navigator for its effective use of donations. http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/content.view/catid/2/cpid/43.htm

Please know that the full amount of your donation will be used towards the Chinese Relief effort by ARC, ALTHOUGH up to 9% of the donation could be used to fund admin expenses incurred by the American Red Cross from coordinating the relief effort from the U.S. residents.

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CHINA
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Directly wiring your donation to Chinese banks is possible:

Account name: Red Cross Society of China
开户单位:中国红十字会总会

RMB Donations:
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China:
人民币开户行: 中国工商银行 北京分行东四南支行
人民币账号: 0200001009014413252

Foreign Current Donations:
CITIC Bank branch:
外币开户行:中信银行酒仙桥支行
外币账号: 7112111482600000209

Hotline: (8610) 65139999
Online donations:
Red Cross Society of China website: www.redcross.org.cn

中国红十字基金会同时也接受社会各界捐赠:
http://www.crcf.org.cn/donationol/donation.asp
Thank you Clare Gu for the notification!

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HONG KONG
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Online donation for Hong Kong Credit Card Holders
Hong Kong Red Cross:
Thank you Fan Zhang!

https://www.redcross.org.hk/donation/user_donation.asp?langId=2

http://www.worldvision.org.hk/eng/appeal/Sichuan/emer_frame_e.html

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CANADA
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Allows online donors to direct their funds to the China Earthquake Relief effort
https://www.paypaq.com/redcross/new/index.php

or

http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=27348&tid=001

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U.K.
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Direct donations to the Chinese Earthquake Effort via Online Payment has been posted.
Thank you Anna Judson for the notice!

http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=81125




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