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15 May, 2008

The Bookworm Earthquake Relief [Chengdu, Suzhou, Beijing]

From The Bookworm (in Chengdu, Suzhou, Beijing). Please direct queries to the email address below.

From: Jenny Niven
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 00:10:14 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: THE BOOKWORM EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Dear friends,

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have contacted us with their kind wishes of support for our colleagues and friends at The Bookworm Chengdu. Thankfully, everyone is safe.

The Bookworm are co-ordinating our efforts to help the people of Sichuan during this difficult time. The Bookworm Chengdu has become a focal point in assisting those groups currently providing on the ground support for those in Sichuan affected by the tragedy.

The Chinese Red Cross are currently setting up operations in affected areas. In the meantime, smaller groups are doing what they can to provide food, water, shelter and medicines.

The Bookworm are assisting these groups, until the larger organisations are able to provide support.

What you can do:

The Bookworms in Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu will be gathering much needed emergency materials to be sent to victims of the earthquake.

As advised by the Chinese Red Cross, we are collecting emergency donations only of:

TENTS
DRIED FOOD
PRACTICAL CLOTHES
QUILTS
EMERGENCY BLANKETS
MONEY FOR WATER AND MEDICINES

Our friends at DHL will ship all collected donations to The Bookworm Chengdu on Saturday 17th May.

For Beijing:
Please drop off all donations by
4pm on SATURDAY 17th MAY
Call Alex or Jenny on 132 6421 7462

For Suzhou:
Please drop off all donations by
4pm on SATURDAY 17th MAY
Call Pierre on 138 6210 4118

For Chengdu:
Please drop off all donations by
1pm on SUNDAY 18th MAY
Call Bronwyn on 158 2826 1084

Beyond these dates, our efforts will continue in accordance with advice from the Chinese Red Cross.

Thank you for your desperately needed support.

The Bookworm | Gongti North Road, Yard 4 | Beijing | China | Beijing | 100000 | China



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3 Comments Post a Comment
Blogger Maria_Rilke said :

Hope you guys keep up the good work. You have my full support.

16 May, 2008 04:57  
Blogger Mr. Tent Trash said :

help coming soon..... i pray for these people....

16 May, 2008 16:27  
Anonymous Chris Bliss said :

Just in case anyone is interested, there's an upcoming webinar, sponsored by the US Department of Commerce, on the sustainable rebuilding of Sichuan's schools. It should be an interesting perspective. http://www.buyusa.gov/asianow/chinaearthquakerelief.html.

17 September, 2008 22:50  

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