Taiwan Earthquake relief for family

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On February 6, 2018, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan just before midnight. An estimated 280 are injured, and 15 dead so far. Four buildings collapsed, about 40,000 are without water, and about 5,000 no electricity. 

My parents and I were victims of the quake. They have a home on the 11th floor of one of the highrises that tilted, and I was visiting when the earthquake struck. The building tilted by at least 30 degrees and we resigned ourselves to fate. To our surprise, there wasn't another earthquake and we were able to get to the fourth floor (all buried below fourth floor) We waited 30 minutes before rescue teams helped
us outside. 

(five minutes after the earthquake. I climbed to dining room. Building already tilted 30 degrees, we were panicked and thought we were going to die when the building falls)

We are grateful to be alive, but the reality of life without all personal belongings & a home is settling in. 

I don't like to ask for help, but the pain of seeing my parents (father will turn 66 in Oct), who spent so much savings and energy to build all this, just to see everything gone in less than 10 seconds, is far more devastating. If you are able, I'd like to ask for your help in getting my parents get back to their normal life. Our city has received lots donations from over all the places, but due to all the regulations, it is very unlikely for us to receive any of it. 

The fund will be used to help my parents to relocate a new home once everything is settled. We didn't bring anything out when escaped and also not allowed to go back to retrieve anything inside. In fact the demolition of the building will begin anytime, since the rescue stopped.

(my parents' cat rescued one day after the incident, it is screenshot from a local news website)

Many, many thanks for your kindness and support



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Jerry Chiu