Relief Tent Drive
For Sichuan Earthquake Victims
A purely grassroots initiative by individuals, teachers, students, monastics, schools and business community
On the afternoon of May 12, 2008, an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Sichuan Province, a mountainous region in Western China. Over 68,000 people are killed at this moment, and another 365,399 people injured and 19,350 missing. The Chinese government has informed international aid agencies and other nations that 3.3 million tents are needed and urged them to give tents their highest priority to shelter 5 million people made homeless from the quake-hit regions.
China may be the factory of the world but not even this mega production house can produce 3 million tents overnight. Please join the tent donation drive jointly organized by Northern California China 5/12 Earthquake Relief (www.NCC512.org) and members of The Sichuan Earthquake Relief Committee (SERC).
In a good will gesture, United Airline (UA) and United Parcel Service (UPS) have offered to fly the relief supplies to China at no charge from San Francisco and other particiapting stations in USA and Australia whenever they have available cargo space. For more information see UA and UPS websites at
Items most needed are tents, blankets and (NEW) heavy winter clothing.
People in Mendocino County who wish to donate may drop off goods at the schools and administration office in City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, 4951 Bodhi Way., in Talmage CA 95482, or a pickup can be arranged for large quantities of goods by e-mailing Charlene Light (firstname.lastname@example.org) or CTTB (email@example.com).
Goods from the Mendocino drive will be transferred to the Consulate-General China in San Francisco at 1450 Laguna Street,San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 674-2900 and wait to be shipped to Sichuan China.