At 8:02 on April 20, a 7-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya’an city. Hundreds of people were killed by the quake. To better cooperate with the relief work at quake-hit area, Peng Jie and other 4 volunteers from Mianzhu Heart-to-Heart Volunteer Team arrived at Ya’an.
Peng Jie sold his camera and contributed the money to the relief fund. He flew from Tianjin to Chengdu directly and hurried off to Ya’an. The other 4 volunteers arrived at Ya’an on the 21st. The relief work at the moment was transiting from search-and-rescue to settlement. Peng Jie and volunteers started to distribute supplies at 3:00, April 22. At 9:00, Peng Jie and volunteers went to Shuanshi town, a more severely hit area, but they were asked to evacuate due to the mudslide. They will get in the town again when the road has been cleared.
Delays for the professional relief team to arrive at the spot and the shortage of psychological comfort for the disaster-hit people are the problems at the quake-hit area. Peng Jie and his team accumulated much experience in medical relief and psychological counseling, so Heart-to-Heart Team responded immediately in these aspects. The team planned to provide voluntary services in Shuanshi town for 10 days. The roads are blocked so supplies cannot reach the spot on time. Now they had to pay all charges including communication, transportation, food and some basic relief equipment. They need about 5500 yuan.
TFish remitted 6892 RMB ($1130) of relief fund to Mianzhu Heart-to-Heart on April 23.
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