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Rescue Diary of Angel Pray Volunteers

Project Update   Donation  Local Volunteers

 

Latest days, May 20, May 19, May 18, May 17, May 16, May 15                                     Updated by Angelene Huang

 

11PM, May 20

朱小丰:  现在对我们这种非官方的援救工作者来说,通往灾区的车辆通行证成了一大问题。我一个朋友一直在往汉旺发运救援物资,近几天也大大受阻。绵竹那边听说有约上万的挖矿工,至今杳无消息,恐是凶多吉少。   

The books of the students who died in the earthquake. 学生的遗物    6 Years old boy ran out of the building and survived at the Bai Lu School.

8AM, May 19

Mr. Zhu's letter:

今天,只有一辆废弃的奥拓车可调用(有的车在灾区未回,还有一辆再送水),车前灯不亮了,但还能跑动和刹车。我们就开它去彭州。一路祈祷它不要死车。车上装了些饮料食品。到彭州时,因该车无通行证被警察拦住,不得进灾区,我们只好弃车前进。

到通济,通济为彭州第一大镇,从这里走山路40公里即达汶川,属这次地震的震中范围。全镇已为一片废墟。废墟上边一片空地上住着一群失地农民,他们告诉我们说从地震开始以来的7天里,只领到过每人半斤米的救济,没吃的。我们因弃车故,只好把随身带的可食物都掏出来给了他们。后来下山时我碰巧看见一个基督教救援队,见他们车上有通行证,就拦住,告诉他们这群人的事,希望他们能尽快找些食品送去!

Mr. Zhu and his colleagues ride on this car to travel to help. Mr. Zhu is talking to an 83 years old men who just saved from the ground
People at the local shelter. Volunteers. Mr. Zhu is in the center.

10 AM, May 18

Since the donors require evident from volunteers, I asked Mr.Zhu and Ms. Deng to try to give me daily update if possible, although I felt so bad to add more work to them since they work so hard to rescue people all day long. I wrote an email to Mr. Zhu and received his response today (see below). He said the school shown in the photo has 21 classes with 40-60 students per one class. Only 3 classes survived and the other 84 students were saved. The total died under the ground were 18 classes, about 800 students died. By today, there are two towns still isolated from outside without any help. He thinks the most need now at the region is Psychologist for these people who lost families. 

Angel Pray's board directors and offices had a conference call yesterday. We emphasized that we are currently focusing on the immediate rescue effort, especially identifying and helping orphans and children who need help. And we also agree that the recovery will be a long time struggle.  We have to think about our long term commitment and plan after the first wave of donation driven by the emotion is gone.  

These days, many donors called and asked many questions about trust issues. Please understand that the remote operation from volunteers in US and in China requires a great effort. We tried very hard to keep everything transparent online. Anything in this website is true. It is your choice whether to donate to Red Cross or Angel Pray. Your donation to whoever is always appreciated. We appreciate your trust if you choose to donate to Angel Pray.

我原打算今天买些口罩扔到都江堰,然后去映秀(可能是真的震中所在),但车况变化,未能行。我最需要的是再解决一两可用车。与汉旺与青川都没联系上。但昨晚去的人都已到了。
   
聚源中学初二初三两个年级共21个班(中国中学以40--60人为一班),只逃出3个班,后又救出84人,被塌楼埋掉的有18个班,故当地人多认为死亡的真实人数为800人左右,而不是聚源中学校长谷胜聪对媒体说的240余名。该校的重建已有中国企业承诺。

    现在灾区大概还有2个镇与外界没有任何联系。以我所见,灾区人最需要的,是能给死者亲属减少心理痛苦的专家。成都出现5例灾区来的高危碳疽病例,已被卫生部门有效控制。
    祝好!

             朱小丰


2PM, May 17

Ms. Deng, director of Angel Pray in China, wrote about her volunteering work today with her employees. She led her employees to deliver more than 20 tents, the last ones, to Du Jiang Yan, the most serious damaged city in this quake. She described the city as a dead city and crying city. Seniors tried to look for food from the ground and stones, killing her heart. Many many sad stories in her description. and she prayed for these who died and who are still suffering. Her heart is crying for children especially. Please give your help us to provide more local help.

今天中午成都又经历了两次五级以上的余震.大家惊慌失错从楼上飞奔下来.

     前天我去了一躺重灾区--都江堰.我看见了一座"哭城""死城".

     我看见一条条街的房屋全部垮踏,我看见两具尸体横在街边无人管理,我看见掉着眼泪艰难的在石逢里找着东西的老人,我看见灾民集中在十字路口,几张塑料布,一床被子,就睡在里面.......我的心被痛抓住.

   昨天,我带领十几名员工把公司仅有的20几个帐篷送往灾区为老弱病残搭建好,心里稍微有一丝安慰,可是我的大脑一直浮现一个女孩的身影.她被卡在楼房的两根大梁柱之间已经56个小时不能动,一边是死在下面几十个同学,一边是"铜墙铁壁",一位医生艰难的爬上去,还是没办法救出来.医生给她啪了照,问了她母亲的名字.医生在一群哭喊的人群中叫着她母亲的名字.一位母亲惊喜跑过来,可等待她的又是什么呢?"你的女儿只有截肢".我看见母亲的脸顿时凝固,两秒就作出决定"截嘛,只要能把命保住".一个青春少女,就这样..........不知有多少这样的少男少女啊.

   命运等待他们的将会是什么...........

   我的心一直在哭泣,我对孩子的负担太重.这次受伤害最重的是孩子.   我们都帮帮这些受苦受难的孩子吧.

   现在重灾区的上空已经开始弥漫"怪味".说不定一场"瘟疫"又开始了.   明天我还会跟教会几个弟兄姊妹去重灾区.

   求神保守.

                                                     晓萱

12 Noon, May 16

Mr. Zhu, our volunteer, went to Dujiang Yan for rescue. His team went to Mian Zhu. There is about 800 students there at the Juyuan School, very good school, and only a student alive when he was there. It was very sad day. Mian Zhu need the baby and infant food mostly. The government starts to do the disinfection work in the air since it has been 4 days past. Many people died and the air smelled. 

Mr. Zhu said they are private helpers and have no much money. All the donation goes to Red Cross is arranged by the government. The government cannot cover every small places, so we urge all of you to call your friends for donating to the private organization. The help provision is uneven in the region.  Angel Pray will go to the regions that the government does not control and the help cannot reach. We will wire the first donation this week. He commended that Chinese government is trying hard to rescue people. Some places are lack of a good rescue organizing strategies. Below are the Chinese write-up of Mr. Zhu's today and the photos he took onside.

  今天一早,我的临居张春家等人出发去最北边的重灾区青川.我们昨天和前天花了很多时间讨论青川的情况.他们去主要是去了解灾情\发动自救的灾后重建.主要是以一种新的组织形式组织灾民和农民造林(种树)、养猪等。已有约1000万资金。
 另有一组去绵竹,主要是了解灾情、看我们能做什么。尚未联系上。
 我和曾志、李教授去都江堰,与当地人讨论救灾事宜。我们没有詳细计划,见什么干什么。与都江堰晏阳初工程学校的丘永卓校长讨论重建学校问题。该校为国内不多的私立扶贫性质的学校,地震使全部教室倒塌。最后我们得出结论,只要有3万美元及时援助,加紧施工,就能修出简易教室,保障全校学生9月全部正常开 学。
  然后我们进城,搬运了一会儿饮用水。此后往前走,就碰到两个痛哭着的西北来的女性,一大一小(见图),她们的家人全部埋在倒塌的楼里,已四天,现在士兵才来将他们挖出来。我只能赔着她们。看见人被拉出来(已死,每床绵被包裹住两个人拖出,共拖出4个),年龄大的哭休克了。我们赶紧架住她,狠掐人中、往头上淋矿泉水,她终于醒来,旁边有个椅子让她瘫倒在上面,后来看还是不行,有人打120,等救护车来了,人们把她抬着塞了进去。
  全城空气中已有腐尸气味,兴隆街一带最浓。
  今天缺口罩,所以我没用。听说绵竹那边缺婴儿和妇女用品。
  返回时去聚源,前天晚上军队与官员已全撤走,现在志愿卫生消毒人员在这里喷氯水。大约800个中学生和67个老师在此死于非命。聚源镇塌楼很少,为何偏塌此楼!   --- zhu Xiaofeng 1AM in China 5/16/2008

Mr zhu is the person wearing a black shirt.  Just dig out a person from the ground.
Hospital Dujiang Yan, still 200 doctors and nurses are underground. Ju Yuan School, a very good local school, 800 students are still under ground.

12:00 PM, May 15:

I call Mr. Zhu. He was working all day at the front line, Du Jiang Yan, and interviewed children and helped to distribute the food and goods. He said that the transportation was just opened through the earthquake region. All the cars and trucks are delivering the food now. Since the region is controlled by Chinese government due to the traffic, not many private people can go to the region. But the armies and red cross and some organizations can enter the region. Mr. Zhu can enter there. He asked us not to rush to send the food now because the government is doing so. He suggested that we need think about how to help these people to rebuild their life and home after this. He will provide more photos and information to me tomorrow.

Ms. Deng has organized with many Christian locally and sent the tents to the people today. Her report will come soon tomorrow since it is midnight in China now. I want to get these people a rest. Tomorrow they need work again to help people.

Angel Pray board directors and offices had a conference call to arrange the ways to best manage the rescue effort.

                                       

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