Drucker Academy affiliate in China assists in earthquake relief effort—and offers a way for you to help

The Bright China Foundation, a sister organization of the Beijing-based Peter F. Drucker Academy, is sending staff and tents and donating money to provide food and water for victims of the earthquake that struck western China on May 12 and has left many thousands dead.

Those who’d like to assist in the effort can send a check to the Bright China Foundation’s U.S. office at 28033 Ella Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275-3213. Or money can be wired directly into Bright China’s Bank of America checking account-No. 12159-08933.

Bright China is registered in the U.S. as a 501(C)(3) organization, so donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under the law. All funds collected will be wired back to Beijing, with 100 percent of the donations passed on to earthquake victims.

Bright China and the Peter F. Drucker Academy are headed by Minglo Shao, a businessman and philanthropist and a member of CGU’s Drucker Institute Board of Advisors.

Bright China has three staff in Chengdu, Sichuan. They are all reported to be safe, although they have faced hundreds of aftershocks in recent days. They are set to leave for Beijing after helping to make final arrangements to bring food, water and other materials into the area. Next week, when those resources are ready, several Bright China staff will fly back into Western China to monitor their proper use.

Bright China will make an initial investment of about $40,000, as well as ship up to 2,000 tents to affected areas. It has also organized a training session for NGO staff doing disaster relief in the area.

“This is the first attempt to make sure all channels and transportation are smooth, reliable and safe,” said Henry To, chief executive of the Bright China Foundation and CEO of the Peter F. Drucker Academy. “We will have second round of action and your participation is needed.”