Staff of Hangxin Group donating ¥50,000 in exchange of medicine airlifted to quake-hit areas


        On May 12, a major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province.  The sudden catastrophe has caused tremendous economic loss and trauma to the people in the quake-hit areas.  Till early morning of May 15th, the death toll rose to about 15, 000, more than 33,600 people were still trapped under the rubble or missing, more than 500,000 houses collapsed.  More than 10,000,000 people have been affected by the disaster.

No sooner had the news of the earthquake been announced than it drew the great attention of all Chinese, including the staff of Hangxin Group who showed deep concern for it.  Merciless as the earthquake was, we human beings are compassionate and caring.  Just on the second day after the earthquake, the staff club of Hangxin advocated that all staff in Hangxin should give a hand to victims in the quake-hit areas by immediately donating money so that their efforts would help the victims overcome their difficulties in life.  On the morning of May 14th, Hangxin Group held an urgent televised conference, calling upon all staff in other subsidiary companies to take immediate actions to donate money.  In no time, the money was spent on purchasing medicine which was later airlifted to the hospitals in the quake-hit areas.

After the proposal of raising money was put forward, there was tremendous response to it from Hangxin Staff who actively contributed their money.  One thousand yuan, five hundred yuan, two hundred yuan, 100 yuan, and 50 yuan…, within only a day, Hangxin Group raised more than 50,000 yuan for the people in the quake-hit areas.

On May 15th, all money raised by Hangxin Group was spent on purchasing medicine which was needed by the quake-hit areas.  The medicine was quickly airlifted to the People’s Hospital in Pi County of Sichuan which was seriously affected by the earthquake so that it would be used to rescue the injured victims.  (Liu Jianyi)