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MCC is accepting funds for relief in China

May 13, 2008

AKRON, Pa. – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is accepting financial contributions to help people affected by the May 12 earthquake in central China.

MCC will use the funds to provide aid to earthquake survivors through one or more Chinese partner organizations.

According to news reports, the powerful quake killed at least 12,000 people and injured tens of thousands of people. It reportedly destroyed 3.5 million homes.

Eight Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) workers are serving as English teachers at universities in the affected areas of Sichuan province and Chongquing municipality. All have been accounted for, and none were harmed in the earthquake, according to Kathleen Suderman, an MCC representative in Beijing.

Contributions should be designated "China emergency assistance" and may be made online at or at any MCC office.