Taiwan earthquake relief fund

Dear members of OCESTA:

I believe many of you have already made contributions through various channels to Taiwan earthquake relief funds. If you wish to make your first or more contributions, please send your checks to

CCBA-Taiwan Relief Fund
803 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Please make your check payable to "CCBA-Taiwan Relief Fund". Your contribution will be income tax deductible, and a receipt will be sent to you within two days. When you send your check, you may want to write your Chinese name on it, so that CCBA (Chinese Community Benevolent Alliance) can correctly acknowledge your contribution in the newspapers. You may designate your contribution to (1) orphan caring center, (2) Nantou County, or (3) various religious groups (e.g., Buddhism, Catholic, etc.), otherwise it will go to Rep. of China Red Cross. You may also want to indicate that you are a member OCESTA, a supporting member of this fund.

The damages caused by the recent earthquakes in Taiwan were enormous and devastating, and it will take considerable efforts and time to rebuild. Your help is needed, and I thank you in advance for your contribution. I also want to thank Prof. An Yin who urged me to send you this request.

With my best wishes,

I-Ming Chou, President of OCESTA

Address: 955 National Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Reston, VA 20192
Phone: +1 (703)648-6169
Fax: +1 (703)648-6032
E-mail: imchou@usgs.gov