Loving Public Welfare Association of Anding District，Dingxi City of Gansu Province is consisted of teachers and students from universities, which is engaged in helping vulnerable groups by means of voluntary services.
At 7:45 on July 22, 2013, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake with 20,000 meters focal depth hit Gansu. 89 people died, 5 are missing and 800 are injured. 31600 were resettled.
As a local volunteer organization, we arrived at the quake-hit areas first. After a 4 hour long ride, the volunteers arrived at Daming County. They rushed to the Lalu village because it was the worst-hit area. As the road was blocked, the volunteers had to walk 6 kilometers.
We were shocked by the situation in front of us. All the mud-brick houses in the 3 villages had collapsed. Everything had been buried under the ruins, leaving people shaking in the wind. Children and babies had no milk. They were crying with hunger. A grandmother of over 70 lost her grandson. She was weeping……
At 23:00, the volunteers and firemen were busy with rescue jobs, which continued until 3:00 in the morning. The volunteers returned to the camp, summarizing relief information and discussing with other NGOs how to integrate the relief goods. The relief goods will be sent to the quake-hit areas soon. We hope the people in the disaster-hit areas will start their new life as soon as possible with help from loving people everywhere.
Original article written by Jingtian Yao, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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