[Announcement] 8/1 Kaohsiung Gas Explosion Relief Fundraiser

posted Aug 12, 2014, 5:59 PM by Hwa-chow Oliver Hsu   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 6:12 PM ]
Dear friends, 

In the morning hours of 8/1, Kaohsiung was shaken by a series of gas explosions that killed 30 people, injured 310 more, and destroyed 6km of road length, causing an estimated NT$1.9 billion of damage. The national TAA-USA network has initiated a fund-raising drive to collect donations to be sent to Kaohisung to support relief efforts. The drive will begin effective immediately and will conclude on September 7th. 

TAA-NY will collect donations in the New York region and will relay 100% of the collected funds to the national TAA-USA, from where it will be routed to the municipal office of Kaohsiung City:

高雄市政府感謝各界民眾愛心捐募,目前物資足夠,
已成立高雄市社會救助金專戶:
銀行匯款
戶名:高雄市政府社會局社會救助金專戶
帳號:高雄銀行公庫部102103031319
請務必註明捐助「81氣爆

The current head of the responsible department is the same person that previously handled the 2009 "88 flood" extremely well with unusual creativity and resourcefulness, so it is the belief of the TAA-NY and TAA-USA leadership that the funds will be put to good use.

To donate, please click on the below button to transfer an amount of your choosing to TAA-NY. During the checkout process, please be sure to include your mailing address so we can issue a tax-exempt receipt for your donation.

On behalf of the entire TAA network as well as the citizens of Kaohsiung, thank you in advance for your generosity! 

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