SOURCE: Committee of 100

May 14, 2008 16:24 ET

Committee of 100 Establishes a China Earthquake Relief Fund Account

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Committee of 100 (C-100), an organization of prominent Chinese Americans, has set up an earthquake relief fund account for its members and the general public to make donations dedicated to victims of the recent earthquake in Sichuan, China.

The Committee of 100 has received numerous requests from concerned members and friends who would like to offer their support and aid in the wake of the disaster. Through the introduction of Committee of 100 members Leslie Tang Schilling, Carter Tseng and Nancy Yuan, Committee of 100 was able to establish a relief fund account in collaboration with Give2Asia, an affiliate of The Asia Foundation, with much experience in facilitating relief donations for natural disasters in Asia.

The Committee of 100 China Earthquake Relief Fund can be accessed at www.give2asia.org/Committeeof100-earthquake.

General John L. Fugh, Committee of 100 Chairman, said: "I am glad that C-100 is able to take quick action to provide humanitarian assistance. I hope that with rescue efforts and aid from all over the world, the affected regions will be able to overcome the difficulties and challenges they face. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected in this natural disaster."

Established in 2001 by The Asia Foundation, Give2Asia facilitates and encourages charitable giving in Asia by providing personalized services to donors and recipients. www.give2asia.org.

Founded in 1989, the Committee of 100 is an independent, non-profit membership organization composed of Chinese American leaders in a broad range of professions. Its dual mission is to (1) to encourage stronger relationship between the people of the U.S. and Greater China and (2) to encourage the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life. For more information, please visit: www.committee100.org.

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