Appeal for Earthquake Relief

A series of earthquakes hit south-west China on September 7th, and the quakes struck the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, with the largest felt at 11:19 Beijing time. The US Geological Survey registered the two strongest of the series of quakes at 5.6 magnitude. The quakes affected mostly mountainous areas that saw landslides. The quakes have caused 81 people dead and two Christian were among them. Most of the deaths were from Yunnan’s Yiliang County.

 

“Roads are blocked and rescuers have to climb the mountains to reach hard-hit villages,” Li Fuchun, head of Yunnan’s Luozehe town, was quoted as saying. Xinhua reported that at least 100,000 people have been evacuated and earlier reports said that more than 20,000 houses were damaged. Mobile and regular phone service in the area was experiencing disruption. Hundreds of local residents had gathered on streets littered with bricks and rocks.

 

 

 

CCC pays much attention to the earthquake, right after the earthquake, CCC contacted with Yunnan CC to understand the situation in Yilang County. Yunnan CC also keeps close communication with Yiliang County through Zhaotong. On Sep. 9th, Yunnan CC sent a relief team headed by Rev. Yu Wenliang, president of Yuannan CC to conduct investigation and onsite relief work. Besides the reports from government, according to the report from local churches, a total of 27 church buildings had been ruined, and two of them had been collapsed.

 

 

To confront the problems, we decided to issue food and water to the affected people in Yiliang County at present, the preliminary budget is as follows:

 

Item

Amount

Price

Fund

Water

500

24/Case

12,000 CNY

Rice

30,000

4.6/Kilogram

138,000 CNY

Oil for food

1000

60/Barrel

60,000 CNY

Medicine

 

 

20,000 CNY

Tent

500

600

300,000 CNY

Total

 

 

530,000 CNY

 

We call for all helping hands to support those who are in need now in the quake-hit areas.

 

Donation:

 

Name of Account:   China Christian Council
Account Number:   1001-2359-0901-4454-839
Bank Sort Code:   022359
Name of Bank:   East Nanjing Road Sub-Branch, Shanghai Branch,
Address of Bank:   INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA
    No.470 East Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200001, CHINA
Swift Code:   ICBKCNBJSHI

 

 

 


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