Developing Virtue Secondary School girls' dormitory students
held a yard sale to benefit earthquake victims in Taiwan.
On Saturday, Oct. 2, the dorm students of
Developing Virtue Girls' Secondary School at the City of Ten
Thousand Buddhas held a yard sale on State Street in Ukiah,
to raise funds for Taiwan's earthquake relief effort.
The sale started around 8:00 am and ended at 12:00 noon. The
girls sold just about everything they had donated—from
clothes to shoes, toys, and stereos. The purpose of this
yard sale was to raise as much money as they could and send
the money to Taiwan for the victims and their families of
this devastating earthquake on September 21, 1999, which
killed more than 2,200 people, injured about 10,000 and left
100,000 people homeless. Sixteen of the dorm girls are from
Taiwan. Luckily, their families all survived this 7.6
magnitude earthquake and its strong aftershocks. One girl's
godmother was killed.
After hearing the purpose of this sale, customers started to
donate or browse around with more interest. The yard sale
collected $477.92. This amount will be sent back to Taiwan
as soon as possible.