他离开四川老家已经10多年了, 在海南安家落户了, 家乡话已经不会说了, 但是听说家乡出事了, 还是马上来打听捐助方式，想捐赠2万，然后又问可不可以收养地震后的孤儿。儿行天涯母担心，这一天，我相信,
Most phone calls were from Sichuan peasants working in coastal
cities in Guangdong and Fujian provinces. They put their
money together and sent it to Red Cross, some offered their
entire monthly salary, others even more. It's their hard
earned money - I remember from time to time there would be
news on TV about how migrant workers have to fight a tough
battle to get
their wages paid - I feel sad.
Among them there is a man who has settled in Hainan Province
for over a decade and could not even speak his native Sichuan dialect,
but when he heard his ancestral land is in trouble, he immediately
called to enquire how to donate 20,000 yuans and to adopt
a quake orphan.
I've already made a money donation, but it's not a big
sum, I'll donate more tomorrow. But I'll have to wait until
weekend to donate blood. My sister-in-law is a nurse, and
she's already been serving on the frontline of disaster
发工资前捐了点，也觉得不够，等发了工资再去 ... 楼主的故事都很温暖，请多讲一些吧。
I donated money before came to work, and will donate more
after work ... Your story warms my heart, please tell more.
Most businesses who make financial contributions to help
quake victims are small to medium sized Chinese companies.
Unlike big corporations, they don’t have a large sum to give
away, nor do they make a big splash - they don’t demand to
talk to headquarters or executives, but make a quick phone
call to the hotline and enquire what we need. Then they would
send truckloads of goods to us, take a receipt and leave.
The things they donated include lubricating oil, baby milk
powder, children’s clothing, biscuits, rain gears, air cushions,
and almost everything that you can think of. I've realised
our local Chinese brands and businesses are the ones we should
trust and support, as when we are in trouble, they are the
ones that provide help.
A Chinese insurance company has offered 200,000 yuans of
insurance cover for every single soldier who serves in the
earthquake zone, that is totaling of 3 billion yuans. On
the other hand, when a foreign-based
multinational insurance corporation called in to discuss
about donation, I found it was initiated by Chinese staff
working there, as for their company, well, it has no such
intention, yet ….
My fellow Chinese, let’s firmly stand on our own feet.
I couldn't hold back my tears when reading your post...
Those peasant migrant workers are really lovely people.
If we received a call saying they have dozens of guys ready
to do some volunteer jobs in disaster areas, they usually
are construction workers.
“I'm physically strong,” one would say.
“I know how to repair buildings and demolish houses,” another
“I have experiences in working on aerial platforms,” some
Currently all construction projects in Chengdu have been
put on hold, which should be a time for the workers to take
a break or visit their families in villages, but instead
they come to offer their help.
They may don’t have money to donate, but they contribute
their time and labour to the relieve efforts. A poor man
who has 100 yuans but donates one yuan is as generous as
a millennia who gives away ten thousand bucks. I used to
look down the peasant workers, I feel ashamed now.
I'm so moved. I just made a donation in school, and I'm
glad I've done something for the quake victims. I believe
most people in the world are nice and kind.
The enquires that I‘m least willing to answer are those
“I‘m a college students, I care about the earthquake. Please
tell me why the government didn‘t warn the public beforehand,”
one would make a demand.
“I heard there are signs before the quake, why didn‘t the
authority evacuate the residents. So many people died because
of the government inaction,” another would keen to point
“I’m working at an Internet company, why haven’t we parachuted
relief troops and materials into the disaster regions?” others
lay a charge.
There aren't many calls like this, just three or four, but
they are irritating. At the beginning I would explain to
them and urge them not to listen to rumours, but eventually
I lost my patience and shouted back: Hi, this is help hotline,
please don’t waste the precious resource. If you have too
much time to kill and don't know what else you can do, go
help the quake victims.
If those people can't do something to help, at least they
can keep their mouth shut to allow other people to save
What is important now is not to play blame game, but make
an united effort to help the victims.
After Sichuan Television station last night plead people
to donate type AB blood, we experienced a surge of calls
regarding blood donation, with enquiries from northern province
Heilongjiang, southern areas in Hainan, Guangdong and Guangxi,
western regions in Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet to
eastern provinces Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai.
There is a call from a woman in Chongqing who said her family
and her friends are all type AB, so I explained to her that
blood collection station can only accept blood donation from
locals in Chengdu. Few hours later in 3am, she called again,
telling me that they had arrived in Chengdu by car in the
rain. When I told them the collection station opens during
the business hour, she said: oh, well, then we just wait
for the daybreak. I don’t know how to describe my feeling
on hearing her reply, to say I was so touched is an understatement.
Another elderly woman told me on the phone, “My heart felt
for the quake victims in your Sichuan province, I saw it
on TV, it’s terrible. I know you need blood, but I can only
send some money to Red Cross, I am not eligible to donate
blood,” And she cried, added, "I’m so sorry that I’m
unable to give my blood to those injured." I felt my
blood boiled. Such are my dear fellow countrymen and countrywomen.
After this post, I have to go to bed. I’ve already told
them that tomorrow morning I would go there to check if here
is anything that I can help. I’ll continue to post tomorrow.
"Why my eyes are constantly wet with tear?
'Cause my love for my homeland is so dear ...."
不停的抹眼泪刷闲情, 钱在单位捐了, 血不知道哪献, 欧是O型血, 不知道有没有从福建血库调集.
I keep crying when refreshing the page. My blood type is
O, wonder if there is a blood collection station in Fujian.
偶是个没钱的无业游民. 也从少的不能再少的零花里挤了点钱捐了, 打电话回家想号召我妈也去捐钱结果人家捐的比我还早!
自从地震以后我天天看电视上网关注情况, 哭了无数次了, 只希望天佑中华!
I'm unemployed, but I have donated my pocket money. I was
thinking to ask my mum to send some more, but found she
had done so before me. Since the quake, I watch the news
on the Internet daily, and cried many times. Heaven bless
I'm in overseas and feel so helpless, but I've already
donated some money through Chinese embassy in Australia.
Good post. *wipe away my tears*
Day on Red Cross Hotline
Greatest Benevolence Is Like Water 上善若水