The aftermath of 2014 Ludian earthquake Relief Appeal
The 2014 Ludian earthquake struck Ludian County, Yunnan, China, with a moment magnitude of 6.1 on 3 August. The earthquake
killed at least 617 people, injuring at least 2400 others. As of 5 August 2014, 112 people remain missing. Over 12,000 houses
collapsed and 30,000 were damaged.
How the Lord leads…..
The well known SanDisk Corporation in Shanghai offered to Feed the Hungry Hong Kong 660 cartons ricemeals to Yunan and 700 cartons of ricemeals to
Shantung. I began looking around for recipients. Yunan came up, Trinity International Church in Kunming was suggested, the Church told us they have been
working in Ludian earthquake zone doing recovering work. We received information and photos of their work, we felt this is what God wants us to do, sending
rice to Ludian began to take shape.
Clothing and blankets coming together….
On 18th October, I received a call from a local NGO asking if I could use 10 cartons of children winter clothing, I really not sure, but agreed
we could keep in the warehouse. The next day I received an urgent message from Ludian worker, asking if I could send them warm clothes, blankets and could
they have the rice meals send to them quickly as many people have nothing to eat.
Please read this note from Pastor Li
“Pastor Li, at the disaster area there is a great need for rice, our co-workers already gone there to find out, can you ask the person who want to help the
earthquake survivors to see if it is possible to send rice to us urgently.”
We also sourced 400 pieces of warm blankets and would be sent to Ludian by 15th October. Sending the ricemeals early is a problem because ……
Shanghai Rice Meals Packing Day to take place on 15 and 16 October ….
The management and staff SanDisk will pack the 293,760 meals in mid October. Feed the Hungry will be responsible to put the needed ricemeals into the hands
of the needy people in Ludian and Shantung. To meet the emergency need, we could collect some funds to send ahead of the Ricemeal Packing Day to the
I would like to invite you to pray remember this event and consider how to help these survivors in Lóngtóu shān, Ludian (魯甸、龍頭山). Their needs surely very
urgent or they would not ask so many times. To respond to their urgent plea, I plan to purchase RMB8,000 worth of grain to help the needy people first
before the ricemeals arrive from Shanghai. Each ton costs RMB4,850, we can get approx 2 tons.
600 families will be blessed
Project Expenses: The cost to ship the ricemeals to Shantung is RMB4,000, to Kunming is RMB4,200, Kunming to Ludian about RMB4,000. 10 cartons of clothing
from Hong Kong to Ludian, estimate cost of HK$10,000 – cross border courier service. RMB8,000 rice to distribute on site.
A report from Field Workers
This boy lost his father to the earthquake, the lower part of his mother’s body was amputated. He seemed nervous, we felt sad for him, to suffer so much at
such tender age. As we spoke with him, he was thinking he should quit school to take care of his mother. When we heard this, we all felt sad for him.
Whenever we spoke with him, he would hold his hands tightly together, later we found out this was because his hands were dark and flash torn because he had
to pick up walnuts, peel them, that’s how he made a living. When we looked at his hands, we felt sorry for him, we just wanted to hug him and let him rest
Please empower us to serve the survivors of Ludian.