You may already know that Sichuan Province in China had a major (7.9 scale) earthquake on May 12. By the latest account, over 50,000 people have perished and tens and thousands more people are still buried under the rubbles. The devastation is immeasurable. Chinese government is doing the best to rescue and recovery, however, the surviving victims are in urgent need of help.
You may make donation as follows:
1. Mail a check to Chinatown Revitalization Council (CRC) at 510 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Payable to: CRC (Memo: Sichuan Earthquake Relief)
2. Tzu Chi Foundation, http://www.us.tzuchi.org/usa/home.nsf/homeC/index for details and daily updates.信用卡捐款（每日9 am to 6 pm）： 專線電話：1.888.989.8244（1.888.9TZUCHI） Payable to支票捐款：抬頭請開Tzu Chi 寄至：Tzu Chi Foundation, 1100 S. Valley Center Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773 銀行匯款：收款人：Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, U.S.A. 地址：1100 S. Valley Center Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773 (A) Cathay Bank 國泰銀行 銀行代號（ABA）：122203950 ／收款帳號：01-130005 (B) EverTrust Bank 華信商業銀行 銀行代號（ABA）：122242296 ／收款帳號：001603885
3. Send a check to World Journal 141-07 20 Ave. Whitestone, NY 11357. The check should be payable to: World Journal LLC For Sichuan Earthquake Relief;
4. Online Donation: China Earthquake Relief www.WorldVision.org $25 or more can provide victims with help now! www.mercycorps.org/chinaearthquake Donate now & help families affected by the massive Central China quake. Earthquake in China 5. www.unicefusa.org UNICEF is there for children. Learn more and help now. Sichuan Earthquake Relief Fund All donations received will be forwarded 100% to the Red Cross Society of China for the Sichuan earthquake rescue and relief efforts. ...
The Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, the Year of 4706, Year of the Rat
The Chinese Lunar New Year of 4705, Year of the Boar
Hon. Vincent C. Gray, Chairman of DC Council presents Chinese Lunar New Year Resolution to James Wang, Chairman of CCBA, 2007
Hon. DC Mayor Fenty presents a Proclamation of Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of Boar in 2007
Chinese Youth Group leads the Parade
The Lunar New Year Parade on Sunday, February 10, 2008
The Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
On Sunday, February 10, 2008
WashingtonD.C.-On Sunday, February 10, 2008, the Chinese Community of Greater Washington Metropolitan area will celebrate the Asian Lunar New Year in Washington, DCChinatown, NW on H Street between 6th and 8th Streets, 7th Street between G and I Streets from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
Chinese Cultural Booths will open during 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Wah Luck House, 800 6th Street, NW (please use H Street entrance).
Metro Line- Red /Green/Yellow: Chinatown/Verizon Center
This year will be the year 4706, the year of the Rat. In Chinese legend, people born in the year of the Rat are known to be the most industrious and hardest working. They are always busy in pursuit of an ambitious personal goal and are honest individuals who loath to betray a confidence. They are born perfectionists. As a result, they are often successful financially, and are good providers for their family and those they cherish most dearly. Loyal and loving, Rat people inspire loyalty in others who are close to them.
Chinese Lunar New Year is the most important holiday among Asian American Community around the world. It is celebrated in late January to early February (depending on the year). Chinese Lunar New Year starts on a New Moon and ends with the lantern festival on the full moon 15 days later.
The festival includes folk dances, musical bands from various groups, local high schools and a parade. The popular lion and dragon dances, as well as five-story high firecracker that will be lit at 4:15 p.m. also be featured in the program.Please bring your friends and family to join us for this exciting and joyful event. More than 4,000 red packet with key chain or lucky money will be giving away during the parade.