The China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) launches a disaster relief campaign and raises funds for the people affected by the floods in the northeastern part of China and south China's Guangdong Province. [cwdf.org.cn]
The China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) recently launched a disaster relief campaign and raised funds for the people affected by the floods in the northeastern part of China and south China's Guangdong Province.
The Agricultural Bank of China donated 1.4 million yuan (US$ 228,620) to the CWDF to help the flood-hit areas. The CWDF will use 500,000 yuan (US$ 81,650) to buy 5,000 postal parcels filled with daily necessities for mothers in Guangdong and use 900,000 yuan (US$ 146,970) to buy 6,000 parcels for mothers in the northeastern part of China.
The first batch of parcels was distributed on August 23, 2013.
Heavy rainfall hit the northeastern part of China in August, triggering widespread floods. A total of 3.737 million people have been affected and there have been 85 casualties in northeast China's Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces as of August 19, 2013.
Meanwhile, a typhoon hit the southern part of China and triggered floods that have affected 4.16 million people. There have been a total of 20 casualties and seven people are still missing.
The CWDF has appealed to the public for more support and donations. Anyone who is interested in providing aid can contact the CWDF at 010-65225365, 65242524, 65103481, and 65267696.
(Source:cwdf.org.cn/Translated by womenofchina.cn)
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