China Daily’s journalist Fu Jing, who’s part of the Sichuan Earthquake Update team, traveled to Sichuan last year and started a programme to help the poor families in Pingwu county and other areas of Sichuan. In the following letter he expressed his gratitute towards all the people who offered help and support.
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After the quaker, there is love, there is hope
For the recognition, I would like to thank Mr. James Jao and Madame Jao, Mr. Zhang Kailian, Mr. Peng Xiancheng for their all-heart support financially or in any other forms. And I am in deep debt to all the volunteers for your time, knowledge and love left with kids and teachers in the scarred mountains in Sichuan.
After more than ten-day enlightening trip in quake zone, I was quite impressed by fast and sound progress of building schools, hospitals, factories and residential places. Meanwhile, I was astonished that how little professional psychological counseling those traumatized minds, especially those hidden in sky-high mountains, have already obtained.
Our volunteers, I think, have already offered “cultural recipe” for those kids who were frightened by falling stones, collapses, corpses and heart-torn cries. This, in some sense, is healing the kids need. However, the problem is that we could not stay long with them. And we could not help those all traumatized hearts.
To address these problems, and on the occasion of one year anniversary of May 12 quake, I am still appealing:
Kids need your help and love.
Kids need your long-haul help and love.
And those kids in the mountains urgently need your long-haul help and love.
Tomorrow is a day of sorrow. And let us pray for those dead and let us help those survivors.