Grassroots women's federations in northwest China's Shaanxi Province recently joined efforts to carry out emergency relief after excessive rainfall hit the region in the past several days.
In the city of Yulin, the local federation issued a rapid response notice as part of the strategy to help citizens. The notice urged officials to act in accordance with the Party committee's leadership, and make use of the organization's strength in uniting capable women to lend a hand.
Meanwhile, members of the families of Li Xueyan and Hu Tuolian – who had previously received the title of Most Beautiful Family from the All-China Women's Federation and the local women's federation respectively – delivered food to affected residents.
In the city's Yuyang District, federation officials sent milk and bread to sanitation workers who were busy cleaning mud in recent days.
In the county of Mizhi, officials gave condolence money of 2,000 yuan (U.S.$ 300) to local plantation owner Ji Guiling. Her business of growing apples was ranked as a demonstration project during the National Women's Poverty-Alleviation Scheme.
In the county of Qingjian, around 10 volunteers helped clean garbage and mud off the road.
In the county of Wubao, local federation officials united women and volunteers to join in the clean-up work along with sanitation workers.
In the county of Zizhou, the organization acted in accordance with the Party committee in transferring people from rain-hit areas to safe places.
Meanwhile, the Association of Hongfeng Engineering Volunteers and Shaanxi Disaster Relief Alliance jointly launched an emergency response mechanism. Organizers of the initiative were set to ship dozens of packs of living necessities to Yulin City.
Local women and children's foundations and relevant agencies will carry out joint relief work.
In addition, the association of women environmental-protection volunteers contacted local organization for specific information about affected population and offered aid accordingly.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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