肆虐的冰雪在08年的初春席卷了中国南部的20个省。在这场突如其来的灾害中，贵州， 作为受灾最严重的省份，遭受了巨大的损失。在贵州， 84%的地区，一千七百多万人受到影响。 据报道，在冰灾中已有十多人死亡，四万多人受伤，七千多间房屋倒塌，五百多万人没有饮用水, 直接经济损失超过51亿元。严酷的天气，大面积的停电和交通瘫痪使得贵州灾区人民的生活十分困难。 许多偏远地区灾民面临生命威胁。这一灾害已经持续了20多天，但恶劣的天气还没有结束， 灾区恢复缓慢，情形仍很严峻, 灾区的人民急需我们的帮助！
为此，GZOPA(海外贵州促进会) 联合贵州海外联谊会，贵州省红十字会和贵州省领导干部 赴美研修班共同发起了这次为贵州灾区的捐款活动。 我们呼吁大家立刻行动起来， 为“2008 贵州雪灾救助基金”捐款。所有的捐款都将交给贵州省红十字会。
2. 海外贵州促进会网站网上捐款 (http://www.gzopa.org/payment.html)
Calling for Immediate participation for Guizhou Snow Crisis Relief
20 provinces in China are experiencing a very serious snow crisis. As one of the provinces that have been worst hit by the unprecedented severe weather, Guizhou’s damages are enormous and devastating. In Guizhou, there are 84 prefectures and over 17 million people are affected. Over a dozen of deaths and over 40 thousand injuries were reported. Over 5 million people have no drinking water and about 7 thousand houses are collapsed. The consequent financial loss is over 5.1 billion yuan. Severe weather, power outage and interrupted transporation together make people’s life in the disastrous areas in Guizhou extremely difficulty. Life threatening situations occur in many remote disastrous areas. The disaster has lasted for over 20 days now. The recovery process is very slow and the situation is still dangerous in most affected areas. The people affected desperately need help.
GZOPA (Guizhou Overseas Promotion Association) , Guizhou Overseas Friendship Association, Guizhou Red Cross and Guizhou Leaders in US Delegation, are jointly organizing a relief fundraising for Guizhou. We are calling for your immediate participation to make donations to the 2008 Guizhou Snow Crisis Relief Fund. All the funds raised will be sent to Guizhou Red Cross.
There are two options for making donations:
2. Online payment system (http://www.gzopa.org/payment.html)
We target to finish the first phase of the fundraising drive and send the donations to Guizhou by March 1, 2008.