New Zealand Earthquake Relief

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New Zealand Earthquake Relief

Postby hallycat » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:07 pm

Saw this on podcaching forums. Thought some of you might be interested

Most of you know that the city of Christchurch, New Zealand was devastated on Tuesday afternoon by a 6.3 magnitude aftershock, some six months and 5000 aftershocks since the initial 7.1 magnitude earthquake last September. That first earthquake did not cause any fatalities, but this recent one occurred near the central city during a busy lunchtime. At this writing, more than 144 are know to have died, and at least that many more are still missing. Buildings in this historic city continue to crumble, hampering rescue efforts, and the city's water supply has been destroyed, leaving Christchurch's nearly 400,000 urban residents with no drinking water as well as no power.

This would be a disaster in any country, but in a nation as small as New Zealand, such a tragedy is overwhelming. This Locationless Cache was created to encourage all of you to make a contribution to earthquake relief. All you need to do to claim this cache is to make a donation of at least $5.00 US, or 4.00 Euro, or your local equivalent, to one of the organizations below, or to any other similar agency. Just make the donation, then post your log here.

Donations can be made directly through the organizations found at THIS WEB SITE. In particular, the New Zealand Red Cross site accepts credit cards from around the world. The donation there wll be in New Zealand dollars, so you need to contribute $7.00 NZ to meet the $5 US requirement above. There is also a specially designed Christchurch quake geocoin available, from which all profits will go to the Red Cross' official quake appeal. Buying one of these geocoins also qualifies you for this cache. Check it out HERE.

Terracaching management also wants to help the people of New Zealand To that end, cash108 will make an additional donation of $5.00 for each of the first 100 Found It logs posted to this LC. Let’s see if we can find enough Terracachers out there to take him up on all $500!

We are particularly happy that we're the ones to post this Locationless Cache. We spent 2 days in Christchurch 5 years ago during a trip to South Island. While we were driving around the island, we did dozens of LCs, and Havelock, NZ gave us the idea for our World Capitals LC.
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Re: New Zealand Earthquake Relief

Postby Bernarde » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:08 am

There was a big natural disaster means earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand which leave many people helpless and they are waiting for some help from different sources. As you stated that they don't have food and drinking water. So it is very necessary to approach to them and make some help for them.
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