The number of known dead has climbed above 40,000. The estimated death toll from officials in Beijing has climbed above 72,000. Almost that many remain missing, and more than half of the 45 cities and towns hit by the earthquake have still not been reached by rescue and recovery workers, even eight days after the 7.9 earthquake (revised yesterday from 7.8 by USGS).
Prayers and help, whatever you can do for the people in Sichuan, would be appreciated and are desperately needed.
are most needed.
US Aid for International Development (US AID): http://www.usaid.gov/
Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/news/in/profiles/Intl_profile_ChinaEarthquake.asp?s_src=HomeLatestNews
World Vision: http://www.worldvision.org/
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
International Medical Corps: http://imcworldwide.org/