Thanks to your generous support to China Earthquake Relief Program, as of Dec. 15, 2008, PKUEF (USA) has received 617 gifts from 555 individuals and organizations (matching gifts were added to correspondent donors) to the China Earthquake Relief Fund, totaling $499,873.57. After careful consultation and with the approval of the Board of PKUEF (USA), the donation will join the RMB 7,745,364.61£¨Including RMB 946,722.36 from PKU Health Center for artificial limbs project£© raised from PKU faculty, students, staff and alumni in China to support the Guangyuan City, Sichuan Province to rebuild the Beijie Primary School and install artificial limbs for the victims.
Here we forward the acknowledgement letter from the CPC Committee and the Government of Guangyuan City, as a token of thanks for your kindness and generocity.
Jan. 4, 2009
The Wenchuan Earthquake on May 12, 2008 is a most devastating earthquake ever hit Southwestern China. The intensity, scale and impact of the disaster, the difficulty in rescue work were rarely seen before, causing enormous losses of life and property in Guangyuan City, Sichuan.
The sudden disaster not only shook Guangyuan city, but also shocked China and the whole world. To our comfort, love from hundreds of millions of Chinese people and the international society pooled in. Regardless of region and age, everyone in their different ways reached out to help earthquake relief and post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. The faculty, students, staff members and alumni of PekingUniversity are always concerned about people in the affected areas, shared our sorrows and difficulties, and continuously gave your helping hands. Especially at this crucial moment of recovery and reconstruction, PKU has kindly donated RMB 11 million to Guangyuan for the rebuilding of schools and for the preparing artificial limbs for those injured. Your support perfectly interprets the compatriotism of “When disaster struck, help came from all sides”; it profoundly reveals the modern volunteerism of “Unity, Devotion, Mutual Aid, Friendship” and fully reflects the noble patriotism and humanitarian spirit. On behalf of our 3 million people suffered from the disaster, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude to all of you!
Great love has no boundaries. Every rescue against the clock demonstrates the supremacy of human life; every contribution for the disaster relief is embodied with invaluable fraternity; every piece of supplies is converged to a warm stream of love; every affectionate greeting contains infinite care; every heartful encouragement reflects our firm faith to fight against the tragedy. We will never forget your generous act, and Guangyuan people will always remember your kindness!
With the support and joint efforts from all aspects, our city has made significant progress in earthquake relief work and advanced post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. We have every confidence that with the firm leadership of the Party and the central and provincial government and with the help from friends home and abroad, we will overcome the disaster and build a new beautiful home!
With best regards,
CPC Committee of GuangyuanCity
People’s Government of Guangyuan City