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Media Memo: Sichuan Earthquake Relief Effort

TO: News/Assignment Editors and Directors

FROM: Judy Berthiaume

DATE: May 15, 2008

SUBJECT: Sichuan Earthquake Relief Effort

The Chinese Friendship and Scholarship Association of Eau Claire is accepting donations to help victims of Tuesday's earthquake in Sichuan in southwest China. The earthquake has claimed more than 15,000 lives thus far.

Donations collected by the Chinese Friendship and Scholarship Association of Eau Claire will be sent to the China Red Cross.

Those wishing to donate, should make checks payable to the Chinese Friendship and Scholarship Association and send them to Dan Norstedt, Treasurer, 211 Garfield, Eau Claire, WI, 54701. Please indicate earthquake donation.

Dr. Simei Tong, president of the association, is an associate professor of mathematics at UW-Eau Claire. She is leaving for China early Sunday morning. You can reach her at tongs@uwec.edu or 715-836-3172.

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