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The 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai, China (April 14th, 2010) has touched the hearts of people around the world. Yushu is located on on the Tibetan plateau, China's remote area. In the sparsely populated villages and the larger town of Gyegu, thousands of wood-earth buildings collapsed and many larger structured heavily damaged or destroyed. The region is difficult to reach for the response teams of the Chinese government outside aid groups - lying at an elevation of 3,700m (12,000 ft) and connected by few roads, most of which were damaged in the quake.
We Care Act designed wristbands for its fundraising activities to help the victims in Yushu, Qinghai.
Youth from China, Canada, and the US worked together for these activities.
We Care Act is working with One Earth Designs (www.oneearthdesigns.org) to fund selected projects to help the earthquake victims in Yushu.
Almost all the students and faculty in Qingcheng Mountain High School generously donated to help the earthquake victims in Yushu, as a way to pay back the society which has been helping them since the May 12, 2008 earthquake affecting their lives forever.
玉树地震后,学校组织学生和教职员工捐款,据我了解一共是三万左右.都江堰整个城市都在进行募捐活动.募捐所得的款项和物资都会通过政府和红十字会等慈善机构送往灾区. --Li Linxiao
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Our world is a violent one. Full of chaos, full of disaster. And I had almost begun to believe that we could live through it. The Sichuan earthquake, Hurricane Ike, the earthquake in Haiti…I had thought we could survive. I’d never imagined another disaster could follow the last. But it did.
Our world is a changing one. Nothing remains the same. So what made me think that this would? What made me think that our work was over, that nothing else would happen? That we were safe.
Our world is an imperfect one. There are catastrophes every day, and eventually, they begin to blur together. But they’re never forgotten. Each number on an ever-rising death toll is not merely a digit, but a life—now gone forever. How can we live through something like this?
Our world is a compassionate one. Disasters happen. But so do miracles, and, to live through things like this, we have to believe. We have to believe that more change will come, and for the good this time. Because we can hope, and we will hope. And that hope leads to movement, to the drive, the need, to help and to make a difference in the world.
So what are we waiting for?
--Grace Li, April 16, 2010