Federation Receives More Than 70 Million Yuan in Donations
The Shenzhen Charity Federation received donations and pledges of more than 70 million yuan from different enterprises and social organizations in support of the rescue operations and relief efforts for the quake shattered areas in Sichuan Province. The federation said that it will publicize the information on how the donations were used and are suggesting the donating public to give to only accredited charity organizations so the funds would not be used improperly.
Individuals are also reminded not to travel to the areas that were hit by the quake because several self organized volunteers have already caused traffic jams when traveling to these stricken areas. A spokesperson for a local charity organization send that they have already sent members along with donations of more than 200,000 yuan to Ya’an City, where communication is inaccessible and a uniformed delivery of donated materials is called for proper coordination.
The donated funds will be use for rescues and relocation of the injured, home rebuilding and post quake assistance. The city is keeping in touch with the Sichuan civil affairs department and are offering assistance to workers from Ya’an that are planning to migrate to Shenzhen including school seats for their children.