LinkedIn For Good – Support Earthquake Relief in China
May 20, 2008
On Monday, May 12, at 2.28 p.m. Beijing time (6:28 GMT), a major earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale jolted southwestern China's Sichuan Province. It shook the skyscrapers in downtown Shanghai, hundreds of miles away; the shocks were felt as far away as Thailand and Vietnam.
The earthquake has rendered over 5 million homeless and a confirmed death toll of over 40,000, a number that is expected to rise dramatically as rescue teams continue to reach the most affected areas (Source: Associated Press). In cities near the earthquake's epicenter, thousands are buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings. We encourage you to support emergency relief efforts by
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