Thursday, May 15, 2008

Help the Sichuan Earthquake victims

Children buried alive

Latest news from my friends in China :

As at 4pm on 14th May 2008, 17 cities destroyed, almost 14, 463 deaths, 25, 788 people buried, 64, 746 people hurt.

Heart-rending stories abound. A school teacher helped save his 59 students, only two were hurt. His two hands were badly cut and bleeding when he tried to save his students. His school had 2, 600 students, now more than 1, 000 of them are buried under the rubble.

His own daughter, who was a secondary student, died when her school collapsed. He rushed to her school after saving his students and she was still alive. For two days, he and rescuers tried to get to the buried students. He never got his daughter back .... alive. *sob sob*

Nurses and doctors are treating patients in the open. Many of these medical professionals' families are also affected in this earthquake...... either buried or died. But they contain their sorrows and continue to do their jobs. I salute them.

Please help :

Red Cross China Earthquake Appeal

Singapore Red Cross

America Red Cross

Walk-in donations can be made at the Singapore Red Cross Society, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486.

Our collection hours are:
Mon - Fri: 9.30am - 5.45pm
Sat & Sun (17-18 May): 9.30am - 5pm
Vesak Day (19 May): 9.30am - 5pm

For more information, please call the Singapore Red Cross at 6334-9152/53 or email


  1. the pictures terrifies me seeing dead people and most of all the dying. more souls needs prayers this time. i can't imagine loosing those little ones.

    the philippines is sending medical volunteers and i hope they'll be there in time to help out.

  2. Isn't it saddening? Then Burma, now Myanmar, all in 2 or so weeks! *shudders*

    Bless the souls of the perished...

  3. Oops I mean then Burma/Myanmar, now China...

  4. This is heartbreaking... I grew up with earthquakes in Chile but nothing like this... at the same time there is a volcano in sudden activity over there and the small communities had to be evacuated (little) help is going over there and I wish people in China get all the help they need...

  5. This is heart-rending. I will do my part to help. God bless.

  6. I hope this may be of some help to your readers who are in the US. For those who would wish to do so, click on the link to donate to the American Red Cross: China Earthquake Relief. Hopefully this link is a helpful one?

  7. Terrible tragedy! Pictures say it all, thanks for the update ECL. :(

  8. Let's pray for the souls in heaven....pray for the victims....

  9. the dong,
    I cried when I saw the bodies of the young children and friends in China have been sending me news reports by emails.

    I heard some Chinese nationals from different parts of the country have made their way to the quake areas to help in the rescue mission.

    I hope the Chinese authorities will do their best to help the victims and their families. I feel sad for those who lost their loved ones, especially for the orphaned kids.

  10. kyh,
    I pray there will be no more disasters....

  11. Thanks Mar for your help.
    It is indeed heartbreaking to see pictures of others losing their loved ones and homes.

    I had experienced the aftershock of an earthquake, it is a horrible experience which I pray would never happen to me again. I feel so sad for these people.

  12. mariuca,
    I hope to create awareness and to get as much help for the victims as possible.

  13. Yea, this really is a big tragedy and of course its been on the news all days in Norway too.

    What a great contribution you give in this post then!

    RennyBA's Terella

  14. This is such a terrible tragedy! My thoughts, and prayers are with the victims. And yes the Red Cross is an excellent organisation!

  15. oh eastcoast, I'm so sorry for the terrible earthquake and deaths in Sichuan China! I will donate to help! I hope you didn't have any family or friends in the quake area. Hugs!

  16. Very sad.
    My heart goes out to all of the victims of this tradgedy.
    albert grande

  17. This is so sad, my heart hurts for all the people there.
    Bless each and everyone of them

  18. OMG, these pictures are so moving. This is a horrible tragedy and I am so sad for all of the families who have lost loved ones.

  19. My Penang Part 1 is up for several days! Now only waiting for u to eye-travelling. Hehe....

  20. Yes, everyone should do their bit to help, that includes me..

    deeply saddened when such things happens.... Sigh!

  21. Was quite surprised at the huge loss of human lives because of the earthquake.

    But I hope that this incident will not divert the world's attention away from Myanmar's similarly unfortunate incident.

    In a way, I applaud the Chinese government who seems more willing (than Myanmar's military junta) to deal with the problem.

    Thanks to ECL for listing those Red Cross' links!

  22. This is devastating. Why is the mother nature being so cruel to us human....

  23. The story about the teacher is touching and saddening. Makes me wonder what would I do if ever I was in that situation ...

  24. OMG!! Thank you for sharing. I'm sick about this and you've now made me cry. Thank you for directing me to where I can help.

  25. I have been following these terrible stories here on the news in Norway. It is hard to wrap your brain around the kind of catastrophe. You are good to support your friends in China!!

  26. It's so hard to understand.
    Can such terrible things happend?
    Yes, it's a fact.
    Not only Earthquakes, but floods, Tyfoons, Volcanoes etc etc.
    All tradegies.
    I do no what to say, as I do live in one of the "safest" places on this Planet.

    Thanks for sharing

  27. My heart goes all out to those who have lost their love ones and to those are still suffering..This just breaks my heart :( My prayers! Nice post, ECL!

  28. Natural disasters seem to unleash their wrath on our Earth in 2008. Scientists have been talking about a long overdued massive earthquake ... etc. for long ...

  29. I'm still crying as I post this. It is really heart-breaking to see innocent lives snatched away. I feel strongly for the victims because I was a victim too of an earthquake in July 16, 1990. Many died in the building where I was trapped. I am forever grateful that my classmates and I came out with just rope burns and some scratches.

    Those photos bring back harrowing memories. We lived in tents for a while. The injured were treated outside as the hospital buildings were unstable too. One of my classmates was amputated. Terrible, earthquakes are terrible. Let's pray there be no more.

    -Chateau a.k.a. imom (

  30. This is so sad, I do hope many more people are found before it is too late.

  31. It's such a tragedy. However, I did see on the news someone being pulled out of the rubble. They were still alive after many days. That was miraculous! I'm glad that they are still digging, and not giving up.

    Thank you for the update, and donation information!