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The Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area helped one caring netizen realize his donation wish (Documentary)

On July 9, Mr. Dong from “http://www.schs888.com” website gave a call to the Disaster Relief Department of the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area. He said he had been entrusted by a fellow netizen named “Tang Dynasty 1949” to immediately find a child with serious illness from an impoverished family, and pay a personal visit to donate 5000 yuan through the Red Cross Society.

Coordination at three levels to select donation recipient

To fulfill the donor’s wish of “immediate donation”, the staff workers decided to select the donation recipient from nearby neighborhood communities, so they immediately phoned Jinyang New Residential Quarters Neighborhood Red Cross branch and the nearby Yangjing Neighborhood Red Cross branch subordinated to the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area, requesting them to select eligible recipient in their respective communities; the candidate would be confirmed by head of the neighborhood committee Red Cross branch, and immediately reported to the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area.

Soon afterwards, Jinyang New Residential Quarters Neighborhood Red Cross branch supplied feedback. However, after making inquiry, it was discovered that the parents of this child patient considered their child’s illness had stabilized, and their medical expense was diminishing, they hoped to give the donation to other children who had more urgent need for help. Staff workers of the Red Cross Society felt impressed by the sensible opinion of the child’s parents, and continued their search for the eligible recipient.

Finally, after making comparison, and obtaining consent from the donor, staff workers selected a boy with leukemia from Jinyang New Residential Quarters Neighborhood as the donation recipient.

“http://www.schs888.com” Spread Love

On the afternoon of July 9, Mr. Dong visited the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area. According to him, he is one of the administrators of “http://www.schs888.com” website. On this website with visitors of diversified background, there are Chinese collectors from all countries worldwide. While exchanging collection items, they also wish to raise donation money through charity auction, so as to contribute their love to disadvantaged groups living in China. However, the lack of a sustainable platform of love remained one of the difficult problems encountered by the collectors and the organizers.

The staff workers of the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area explained to him that, in the future they could set up project by raising donation money, and respect the wishes of donors to target the assistance to disadvantaged social groups. If the project could be successfully implemented, the “http://www.schs888.com” website and its collectors would be able to enjoy unobstructed channel to spread their love, the incoming and outgoing of charity money will become more visible, open, and transparent.

Home visit to deliver love

Two days later, accompanied by staff workers of the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area and Jinyang New Residential Quarters Neighborhood Red Cross branch, Mr. Dong visited the home of the donation recipient, and personally handed over 5000 yuan donation to the child patient.

When receiving the money, the grandma of the child burst into tears. She said that since the child became ill in 2008, he had been receiving care and aid from both the government and the society. “Nowadays, not only the Neighborhood Committee gives us special care, the Red Cross Society visited us many times to deliver consolation money, now even anonymous donors from the public offer their selfless help, which makes our whole family feel the warmth from the society!”

According to staff workers of the Red Cross Society of Pudong New Area, in Pudong there are many similar families troubled by poverty and illness, many of them are migrant workers, there is no guarantee for their life and health care. “Only when more people offer helping hands, can they help the disadvantaged group to tide over the difficult time, and bring security to the most disadvantaged social group, so that everyone will be able to live a dignified life.”