IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — When a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the province of Yunnan in China on August 3rd, thousands of lives were severely impacted. The intense quake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks that emanated from the epicenter in Longtoushan Township, claiming hundreds of lives, injuring more than a thousand people and leaving survivors without food, shelter, transportation, and other basic necessities. Approximately 210,000 households and a million residents were reportedly affected.
In response to the tragedy, Interush has launched the iRush Help "Yunnan China 2014" program to quickly address the crisis and provide immediate aid to the survivors. The program also aims to raise awareness and emphasize the need to get involved.
"The loss and devastation that resulted from the Yunnan earthquake is deeply troubling, and we will do what we can to better the rehabilitation and transition of the affected individuals and families," said Martin Matthews, Chairman and CEO of Interush, Inc. "Every ounce of help is significant, so we must work together to make the biggest impact."
Interush Affiliates and all those concerned may now send in their donations. To double the effect of financial assistance provided, Interush will match donations from Interush Affiliates until September 30, 2014.
"Yunnan China 2014" proceeds will go to ONE FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization that is continuously active in and dedicated to assisting those in need. The charitable group was founded by film actor and Chinese Red Cross ambassador Jet Li in 2007, and also takes part in other disaster relief initiatives and children’s welfare.
As a token of appreciation and to further increase awareness, Interush will also give out iRush Help Shirts to the first 1,000 affiliates worldwide who send donations by September 30, 2014.
For more information and to make a donation please visit: www.iRushHelp.org
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