Wednesday, May 14, 2008

China Earthquake

As more and more news comes out of China, the death toll rises. For those survivors in the area, there is urgent need for basic necessities such as food, water and shelter.

CISC has received a number of inquiries from people who want to help. Here are 3 ways:

  • Through World Vision. You can donate online at Right at the top of their home page there’s a box that says “Massive Earthquake Rocks China”. Click on the Donate to Help Survivors link.

  • Through the Chinese Red Cross Society. From their website appears that you can’t donate online, but you can send a check to:

    China CITIC Bank, Beijing
    Jiuxianqiao Sub-Branch
    C&W Tower. No.14
    Jiuxianqiao Street
    Chaoyang District
    Beijing, China 100016

    Account NO.:7112111482600000209
    Swift Code:CIBKCNBJ100

    They request your address and phone number too.

  • Through the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Checks, cash or wire transfers are accepted at Cathay Bank and will be deposited into a special account #01-130-005. Cathay Bank has 3 branches in the Seattle area: Chinatown/ID, Kent, and Bellevue. For contact information, go to and click on locations at the top.
Thank you for your caring and concern. With your help, we hope to minimize the pain and suffering as much as possible.

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