Statement on the China Sichuan Province Earthquake & How to help 關於地震賑災的聲明及幫助辦法

In response to the 8.0 earthquake in China’s Sichuan’s province, the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco strongly extends its support to the families and everyone affected by this devastating disaster.

We ask supporters of the Chinese Culture Center and all the people in the Bay Area to help with our efforts to bring awareness and resources to earthquake relief efforts. Please go to our direct website dedicated to these efforts.

CCC is partnering with our peer organizations to assist in fundraising efforts with relief agencies to support these families and victims of the China earthquake. We will make these resources available on our website for those wishing to donate to this cause.

As the mission of CCC is to preserve, promote, and influence Chinese and Chinese-American art and culture, we are encouraging our CCC family to practice compassion towards our brethren suffering in China. Please join us in our efforts.

(http://www.unicef.org/)

1.How will UNICEF help survivals from China’s Earthquake?
The immediate estimate for supplies following the earthquake is $5 million USD for UNICEF China. The breakdown is as follows: health/medical kits – $2,000,000; school/ECD kits – $1,000,000; tents/shelter – $750,000; water/sanitation – $750,000; child protection/play materials – $500,000; monitoring/advocacy – $500,000.

2. Will all the money I donate through UNICEF go to survivals in China?
UNICEF holds about 4-6% of your donation for admin overhead, and 94-96% goes directly to victims in China.

3. How can I donate through UNICEF?
You can donate through UNICEF on-line, or contribute over the phone by calling 1-800-4UNICEF.


(http://www.projecthope.org)
1. How will PROJECT HOPE help survivals from China’s Earthquake?

Purchase medical supplies, such as antibiotic, vaccines, pain medicine, nutritional supplements; Cost of transport, such as air fair;

2. Will all the money I donate through PROJECT HOPE go to survivals in China?
Project Hope holds 7-8% for admin overhead, and 92% goes to China for earthquake response.

3. How Can I donate through PROJECT HOPE?
Please donate through PROJECT HOPE on-line

(http://www.redcross.org)

1. How did American Red Cross help survivals from China’s Earthquake?
The American Red Cross is providing an immediate contribution of US $10 million to support
the International Federation appeal to assist the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC). Immediately after the quake struck, the RCSC began to mobilize a relief operation for this disaster. The American Red Cross has been in touch with the RCSC and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and stands prepared to provide including relief supplies, delegates or financial assistance, as needed.

The RCSC immediately mobilized its staff and volunteers, as well as relief supplies, such as tents, quilts and other materials. Already, volunteers and staff from the RCSC have been distributing food, water and tents to people in the affected area. Assessment teams are on the ground to determine the extent of the damage.

On May 12, the International Federation allocated nearly US $240,000 from the Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) to help the RCSC deliver immediate assistance.

2. Will all the money I donate through Red Cross go to survivals in China?
Yes! American Red Cross does not hold any part of your donation your any use, and your donation will 100% be given to China. The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC)’s administrative cost will not exceed 10% of the total donation.

3. How can I donate through American Red Cross?
Please donate through American Red Cross on-line or call 1-800-HELP-NOW(1-800-435-7669). Please address “donation to China Earthquake”.

These three organizations are given four stars by Charity Navigator , indicating that they “Exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.” You can also check out “Tips For Giving In Times Of Crisis”

舊金山中華文化中心就中國四川地震災情的聲明

針對在中國四川5月12日地震的重大災情,舊金山中華文化中心對遇難者表示沉痛悼念,並將全力支持和協助社區的抗震救災活動。

我們呼籲舊金山中華文化中心的會員和支持者們與我們一道協助救災,請登陸本中心的網站,直接向當前一些已經在受災現場參與救援與重建的機構進行捐款,本中心的工作人員還親自致電這些機構,詳細了解了捐助的分配和使用方向。

當前,舊金山中華文化中心正積極聯合社區內的其他機構,一同協助人道機構的籌款和賑災。我們力求向公眾提供最直接和有效的方式對災區進行捐贈。

舊金山中華文化中心以傳承,發揚華人文化和藝術為宗旨,我們強烈呼籲所有的同胞們與中國的受災人民同舟共濟,勇抗賑災。

1.UNICEF將如何幫助中國的賑災?
目前Unicef在震後初期的中國供給目標為5百萬美元.款項的分配如下:保健/醫療用品- $2000000;學校/兒童早期教育- $1000000;帳篷/庇護所- $750000;水/消毒- $750000;兒童保護/玩具- $500000;觀測/倡導- $500000.

2. 我所捐給UNICEF的所有款項是否都將給與中國的賑災?
UNICEF留存你所捐贈款項的4-6%作為行政費用,剩餘的94-96%直接用在中國的災民.

3. 我如何向UNICEF捐款?
你可以 直接通过互联网捐赠给UNICEF, 或者通過致電1-800-4UNICEF進行捐贈


1.希望計劃如何幫助中國的地震賑災?
購買醫療用品,例如抗生素,疫苗,止痛藥品,營養用品;運輸成本(如航空);

2.我所捐給希望計劃的所有款項是否都將給與中國的賑災?
希望計劃留存你所捐贈款項的7-8%, and剩餘的92%直接用在中國的災民.

3. 我如何向希望計劃捐款P?
直接上网捐赠希望计划

1.
美國紅十字會如何幫助中國的地震賑災??

地震發生後的第一時間,中國紅十字會迅速啟動了救援計劃。美國紅十字會與中國紅十字會及國際紅十字會聯合提供救援物資,分派財政援助。

中國紅十字會同時派遣員工和志願者,分發救援物資,如帳篷,被毯和其他用品,使志願者和中國紅十字會員工能夠馬上分發食物,水,帳篷給受災地區。評估隊伍則在地面檢測損傷程度.

5月12日,國際紅十字會從緊急應對基金中抽調將近US $240000來幫助中國紅十字會.

2. 我所捐給紅十字會的所有款項是否都將給與中國的賑災?
是的!美國紅十字會不會留存任何費用,將全數撥給中國.中國紅十字會的行政費用不超過捐贈的10%

3. 我如何向紅十字會捐款P?
上网捐赠 American Red Cross 或拨打 1-800-HELP-NOW(1-800-435-7669). 请注明 “donation to China Earthquake”.

以上3家机构被 Charity Navigator
授予4星,表示他們“在行業中出類拔萃,其表現超越其他共同宗旨的慈善機構.”同時我們建議您參照
如何在災難時捐贈”

Endorsing organizations:
Asia Society of Northern California
Asian Pacific Island Cultural Center (APICC)
Chinese Historical Society of America
World Channel
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Chinese Newcomers Service Center

與舊金山中華文化中心一同呼籲的其他機構包括:
亞洲協會
亞太文化中心
美國華人歷史學會
世界电视
華人權益促進會
新僑服務中心

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