I know that many of you have sent in donations already in response to the earthquake in China. Chris has found another group that donates 100% of the donations to assist those impacted by the earthquake.
Silicon Valley Tsinghua Network (SVTN) is a non-profit organization registered in Northern California with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, formed in 1999. SVTN is a public charity non-profit organization.
On May 12th, 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake in China's south-western Sichuan province has killed more than 40,000 people. SVTN setup the "China Earthquake Relief Fund" to help victims suffering from this massive earthquake within 24 hours of the quake.
The Sichuan Earthquake Relief Committee (SERC) was originally formed by some organizations to promote and support "SVTN's China Earthquake Relief Fund" efforts. SERC was initiated by Silicon Valley Tsinghua Network, MITBBS, and Legal Immigrant Association (LIA). Now, there are about 30 organizations in United States joined the SERC efforts to help victims.
SVTN's China Earthquake Relief Fund is entirely volunteer-based, with zero overhead and completely transparent accounting methods of operations. SVTN's China Earthquake Relief Fund provides a fast and convenient donation platform to channel funds from all individuals, corporations, and organizations eager to help in this mission of outreach and good will to earthquake victims.
All donations to SVTN's China Earthquake Relief Fund will be 100% transferred to Red Cross Society of China, as they have the established infrastructure to render direct and immediate disaster relief to earthquake victims in Sichuan province of China.
Tsinghua Challenge Education Foundation (TCEF) is a subsidiary foundation under SVTN. The mission of TCEF is: To promote Tsinghua educational development and academic research; To help create equal opportunities for fellow Chinese students and facilitate overseas charitable efforts for China during emergency.
Silicon Valley Tsinghua Network (SVTN) EIN: 77-051-4995
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