May 20, 2008

Mega Disastrous Earthquakes

The day of the earthquake

It was a day of blood and tears

Just wanted to take a minute to mention the China earthquake, which, no doubt, everyone has heard about. Its sad to see the increasing number of casualties and the tragic scenes of the disaster areas. No one can predict the occurrence of the earthquake. A sudden earthquake has ruined the lives of many, destroyed countless families, not to mention the destruction of buildings.

It’s heartwarming to know that China is doing what they have promised, not being adamant in their old conservative way of handling politics and accepted help offered by Japan, Russia, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia till date. As compared to the foolishness and hegemony of the Myanmar military government in coping with the cyclone disaster, it showed the different levels of the sense of responsibility and humanity of the two governments.

An offer of help poured from all over the world proves that this 50,000-estimated-casualties disaster may help each other greatly. A heavy price paid for earning sympathy, acceptance and attention in a wrong but unavoidable way.

Here is the way to help

Help the Sichuan, China Earthquake Victims / 帮助四川地震灾民
May 14, 2008 — lifeinmotion


Send Cheques to:
Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Society
Address : office at 316, Jalan Macalister, 10460 Penang

Direct Online Bank TT to :
Maybank account 507013126489
Public Bank account 3102212517

Or Bank In cheques to:
Maybank account 507013126489 at 9, Union Street
Public Bank account 3102212517 at 87, Lebuh Bishop.

FOR YAYASAN SIN CHEW, send/Direct Bank In cheques to:
2-12479-00043019 (RHB Bank)
or send to 星洲日报总社义款部 19, Jalan Semagat, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

For ME,
u can TT money to my bank account by providing me ur donation amount, Name, Tel No, Address.
LKK Malaysia will send the money to Hong Kong LKK for donations, HK LKK are donating F&B to Sichuan.
PM me for my bank account if u wish to donate tru me.
thank you

World Vision Malaysia (Contributions to World Vision Malaysia are not tax deductible)
For updates, please visit:
To contribute, please click to download PDF form or JPEG form.


To donate directly to a Chinese Non-profit, a good choice is Jet Li’s One Foundation. Jet Li is an ambassador for the Red Cross Society of China. His fund, as of 4/15/2008, has raised RMB 10,677,267 ($6,590/RMB 46,130 from Paypal donations)
Click on the “paypal” button

The site is in Chinese only, but I have read it. One key point to know about your donation there:
1. The FULL amount of your donation will be transferred to the Red Cross Society of China.

The website provides full transparency on how its funds are distributed.

I Googled the foundation and found quite a bit of press coverage, so I felt comfortable posting it as a donation destination.


FINALLY! 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:

Additional information regarding relief efforts by the American Red Cross is provided here

A recent post in this group mentions the possibility that donations to the American Red Cross does not fully transfer over to the Red Cross Society of China. I am attempting to reach the local director of the Red Cross in my area for a clarification on the exact use of fund for everyone, but probably won’t get an answer until tomorrow afternoon.

If anyone has any clarification on the matter please let everyone know ASAP.

All this being said, ARC does have a four star rating from Charity Navigator for its effective use of donations.
And your donation will be used specifically for the Chinese Relief effort.

However, your donation maybe be put to best use by directly wiring money to the Red Cross Society of China (listed in the CHINA section) or through Jet Li’s One Foundation (listed in the INTERNATIONAL section) rather than the American Red Cross.

More updates to come.

Directly wiring your donation to Chinese banks is possible:

Account name: Red Cross Society of China

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:
外币账号: 7112111482600000209

Hotline: (8610) 65139999
Online donations:
Red Cross Society of China website:

Thank you Clare Gu for the notification!

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


Allows online donors to direct their funds to the China Earthquake Relief effort


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

Be it the China's earthquake, Myanmar's cyclone or the past tsunami, we will still overcome it together. Let us pray for the victims of Myanmar cyclone and China earthquake tragedies....

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