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Associations to raise money for China
Post and Courier
One hundred and four hours.
That’s how long Mount Pleasant resident Bonnie Feng waited to hear that
her parents in China were alive after a devastating earthquake on
Monday killed tens of thousands of people. She counted every hour, she
The phone call more than four days later was quick. They are alive.
Their apartment building is OK, but they can’t stay inside because of
the aftershocks. They spent days in a bus. Now they are living in a
tent. They will call again when they can.
Feng’s parents, Degen Feng and Wenxin Li, of Maoxian County, survived
the 7.9 magnitude quake in the country’s Sichuan province. It toppled
buildings and buried perhaps hundreds of thousands of people in the
Now Bonnie Feng, like other members of the Chinese Association of
Greater Charleston, is trying to raise money for the survivors.
The group met Saturday morning in Charleston to discuss fundraising
options. They hope to soon announce a time and place for an event with
Chinese food and entertainment.
Meanwhile, MUSC students are working with the association and have been
soliciting donations for the earthquake victims at the Mount Pleasant
Wal-Mart, Feng said. She said the students will continue that effort
The Chinese government is doing all it can do, but they need help,”
association President Bing Pan said. “We will make sure the money gets
to the victims.”
Bonnie Feng is relieved that her parents made it through, but she knows
there are many other families suffering in China. “We need to help
those people out,” she said.
Editor’s note: The article ran
May 18 in The Post and Courier and is reprinted with permission.
relief fund accepting donations
The MUSC International, Association, MUSC Chinese Scholar Student
Association, Chinese Association of Greater Charleston and
Globedonation.org will be accepting donations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 23 in front of the MUSC Library.
Donor Tim Harris
talks to Bonnie Feng and other MUSC staff, who are coordinating a
relief fund with MUSC and the Chinese Association of Greater Charleston
to aid victims of the earthquake that hit the Sichuan Province in China
on May 13. Feng’s parents were victims of the disaster. Donations also
will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23 in front of the MUSC
Library. For information on donating to the China relief
efforts, call 792-2156.
Other donation options available are: by check made payable to MUSC-SGA
and write China Earthquake Relief Fund in the memo section of the
check; by check made payable to CAGC (Chinese Association of Greater
Charleston). Put China Earthquake Relief Fund in the memo section or
transfer your donation online through SunTrust Bank account number
1000036966157; or American Red Cross at https://american.redcross.org.
In addition, donations are being accepted for a charity sale that will
benefit the fund. To make a donation, call 792-5320, 364-0904 or
530-5119. The charity sale will be held 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front
of the MUSC Library. For information, call 792-2156.
Friday, May 23, 2008
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