Monday, May 19, 2008

Parfumondo - Because even a dollar can make the world a better place

On Monday, May 12, at 2.28 p.m. Beijing time (6:28 GMT), a major earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, jolted southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Several lower-scale earthquakes and aftershocks followed in the same area. The quake destroyed many buildings in the area, as well as infrastructure like communication towers.

According to the latest reports, more than 30,000 people have died and many more have been injured or are reported missing. Many schools were destroyed, including one that had at least 900 students in it. As authorities reach more remote areas, these numbers are expected to rise.

You can help those affected by countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the Parfumondo Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. Every dollar helps a soul.

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