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The Devastation of Hurricane Katrina Heard from China

( [email protected] ) Sep 07, 2005 09:51 PM EDT

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that swept through the Gulf Coast on Aug 29 damaged cities, and forced the evacuations of thousands of residents who are left facing the effects of the storm that will highlight the loss of jobs to repairing the damage of the cities.

On Wed afternoon, China sent 15 million yuan (1.85 million dollars) worth of clothing for children, bedding, tents, and power generators bound for Little Rock, Arkansas.

"We are showing our sympathy in the face of such a disaster," Wang Hanjiang, the director of the foreign aid department of the Commerce Ministry, said according to China Daily.

Before the cargo departed on Wed, China already announced last Saturday that they will offer the U.S., 5 million dollars along with emergency supplies of medical treatment. In addition, the government said that they will send out relief workers if necessary.

World Christian Organizations and NGOs are taking the necessary measures to respond to the disaster of Hurricane Katrina by offering their donations and their concerns.

In the past few days, the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), a humanitarian social relief organization, donated 100,000 U.S. dollars to the American Red Cross (ARC) to help with the areas that were hit by the Hurricane along with a message from RCSC's Executive Vice President Jiang Yiman to Marsha J. Evans, the president of ARC, that stated RCSC’s concern for the victims.