EARTHQUAKE RELIEF DONATION INFORMATION

May 14, 2008

The Mountain Institute
TMI's China Earthquake Housing Initiative: Build Back Better

The situation:

* An estimated 80,000 people dead or missing
* 14 million people affected, and an anticipated 5-7 million people left homeless
* Near the epicenter in Wenchuan County, more than 80% of the buildings have been leveled
* Families, communities, relief agencies and government entities are in dire in need of help

The specific need:

* Fast-track assistance in: 1) providing shelter; 2) rebuilding homes; 3) repairing/rebuilding essential structures such as clinics, hospitals, relief agency facilities and schools

Click here for information on how you can help.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
A major earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale hit China's southwest province Sichuan at 2:28PM on May 12th. It was the most disastrous earthquake in China since 1976. Significant damage has been reported in rural areas surrounding the epicenter, and current loss of life is estimated to be upwards of 15,000 people. More than 60,000 people are still inaccessible, despite concerted efforts by rescuers.

Click here for details on how to donate.

The Committee of 100
The Committee of 100 China Earthquake Relief Fund will provide direct assistance to local organizations in the communities affected by the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Sichuan Province on May 12. Projects will support relief and recovery effort.

Click here to donate.

The National Committee on United States-China Relations offers its sympathy and condolences to the People's Republic of China and to those affected by the May 12 Sichuan earthquake.

The National Committee on US - China Relations
For National Committee members and friends who would like to support the ongoing relief efforts, the following organizations are among the many now accepting donations to aid those affected by the disaster.

For more information, click here.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the victims--especially the many children--and their families, and to the Wilson Center's own Robert Litwak and his wife as they try to get home from Wolong.

CNReviews' 24+ Ways to Give
There has been a tremendous outpouring of energy from the blogosphere and on Twitter to determine the best way to help out. This post provides a guide to how you can donate toward China earthquake relief efforts. We've now compiled over 35+ ways to give. Please add comments and links and I will keep this post updated.

Click here for details.

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