Posted by: lighthousefengshui | May 30, 2010

Day Fifteen – Round Two

Today I donated $100 to the YYEF Earthquake Relief Funding Drive.

Once more, we have been saddened by the 7.1 Richter Scale earthquake that hit Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, China.  This April 14th natural disaster, based on news reported on April 23, has affected so many innocent Tibetan people.  By latest count, death toll has reached 2,187 including 207 school children.  More than 12,000 people are reported injured, at least 80 are still missing; and 100,000 left homeless, by Reuter’s account on 4/25, 8,000 monks whose monasteries collapsed were among the new homeless population.  According to Hsing Hwa News, this earthquake has affected many more in the neighoring areas, including the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province which is not too far from our in-house Bon study instructor, Lama Youngtong Tenzin’s home town.

Relief efforts has faced great challenge due to the area’s severe weather condition and high elevation.  Snow and rain has continued to flood into the earthquake affected area.

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