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.
Source from: Cries for help among dead, By Fu Jing, 2008-05-16
Posted with agreement of the journalist with China Daily
SHIFANG, Sichuan province: Feng Peipei promised days ago that she would celebrate her mother’s 36th birthday, which fell yesterday. It is a promise the 14-year-old girl will never be able to keep.
Yesterday morning, Yi Chuanying saw the remains of her daughter being pulled out from a collapsed three-story school in Hongbai town in the city of Shifang.
“You promised we would be together for my birthday today, and for yours next month,” Yi, a divorced migrant worker who flew from Shenzhen in Guangdong province to the disaster site, cried. “You also promised to give me a belated Mothers’ Day gift. “But why did you break your promise, my dear daughter?”
The mountainous town of Hongbai is one of the worst-hit areas in Monday’s quake that struck Sichuan province. Life-detecting devices have found that most of the 700-odd students from the town’s primary and middle schools have no chance of survival, rescuers have said. “Today, some remains have even started to emit terrible smells. Hope of survivors is dim,” rescue team leader Wen Hongbin said.
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