According to the Langley Advance:
Prompted to do something for their home country, Dong Yang, a 24-year-old communications major from Hubei Province, supported by Grace Zhang, a 26-year-old business major from Liaoning Province, and fellow students put up posters with captivating images and a donation box to raise money for help that would be sent back home.
Zhang and Dong Yang are two of a group of Chinese students at TWU raising money for their earthquake-torn country. "Because we are far away from
, and are not going home, and we want to help," Zhang said, adding, "We know it is little... but it's something." China
Both Yang and Zhang have heavy hearts for those in
, not just because they are both from the country, but because a large number of the dead and injured were students. The quake occurred in the afternoon in the middle of a busy school day. "We are lucky and safe in China ," said Zhang, "and we can study." Canada
The Chinese students will be attending the display of photos in the TWU Reimer Student Centre Atrium at the university until Tuesday, where they will be hosting a barbeque to raise more money. "We want to raise as much money as we can," Yang said. "There aren't many people here on campus right now because it's summer, but if we all get together and show support, we can all help."