Despite being held on a rainy Sunday evening with little notice, last night's Wenchuan earthquake benefit at Speakeasy Bar succeeded in raising 10,987 yuan (see above image) for the Chinese Red Cross and its efforts in the disaster zone.
GoKunming would like to thank Speakeasy Bar for co-organizing and hosting the event – we also thank the talented musicians who gave their talents and efforts to the cause: Zhu Xiaolong, Eddie, Nicole, JP, Nevada Lundemo, Kat and Colin, Fang band, Synthatron, Co Op Sol, Li Fan and People's Rhythm. Special thanks also to Kris Ariel, who did double duty as a host of the event and a performer. We are also grateful to the Red Cross representatives who stayed on until late in the evening.
Most importantly, GoKunming would like to thank everyone who showed up and donated what they could to assist in the recovery effort in Sichuan. Further donations to the Red Cross can be made here. For those that like to spread their donations around, the Chengdu Bookworm has outlined some very concrete needs of the recovery effort. See comments (below) for more.
Today at 2:28 the government is asking people to fall silent as car, train and ship horns as well as air raid sirens sound in memory of the earthquake, which took place at 2:28 one week ago today.
The Wenchuan earthquake, which China has recently revised to an 8.0 magnitude tremor, has killed an estimated 50,000 people, with thousands still missing beneath rubble.© Copyright 2005-2019 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.