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[News] S’porean woman donated S$100K hard cash to Red Cross for Myanmar victims

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S’porean woman donated S$100K hard cash to Red Cross for Myanmar victimsMay 11th, 08, 04:48 PM

$100k from her handbag – for cyclone victims

http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_236244.html

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Amid this apparent slowness, one Singaporean woman’s spontaneous generosity stood out.

She turned up at Red Cross House in Penang Lane just before noon yesterday and donated $100,000 in cash.

The woman, who appeared to be in her 40s, asked how she could help the Myanmar victims. Then, from her handbag, she handed over a wad of $1,000 notes, totalling $50,000, which was tied together with a rubber band.

Even as Red Cross volunteers were thanking her, she took out another wad and said: ‘Here’s another $50,000.’

She told volunteers she wished to remain anonymous and did not need a receipt.

She told The Sunday Times in Mandarin: ‘I felt so much pity for the victims of the cyclone. Whenever a disaster happens, I will do my part and make a donation.’

She had her 10-year-old son with her to ‘show him how donations are made

Her contribution equalled the $100,000 cheque which Creative Technology boss Sim Wong Hoo wrote to the Red Cross last week. The Red Cross has now collected about $450,000.

The May 3 disaster is the worst to hit South-east Asia since the 2004 tsunami which killed over 220,000 people.

The 100,000-strong Myanmar community here is also collecting cash and clothes. The Overseas Burmese Patriots has raised $90,000.

Individual Singaporeans, like coffee-seller Helen Choy, 48, have been doing their part. She took the $400 she collected from her colleagues to the Red Cross yesterday.

Woman makes surprisingly large donation for Myanmar cyclone victims | TopNews

http://www.topnews.in/woman-makes-surprisingly-large-donation-myanmar-cyclone-victims-240970

Singapore  – A woman eager to show her son how donations are made turned over 100,000 Singapore dollars (74,000 US dollars) for victims of the cyclone in Myanmar, The Sunday Times said.

In her 40s, the woman went to the Red Cross House and asked how she could help. She then took out of her handbag a wad of 1,000- Singapore-dollar (740-US-dollar) notes, totaling 50,000 Singapore dollars (37,000 US dollars), tied together with a rubber band.

While the workers were thanking her, the woman took out another wad, saying: “Here’s another 50,000.”

“I felt so much pity for the victims of the cyclone,” she told the newspaper in Mandarin. She asked to remain anonymous.

The mother brought her 10-year-old son with her to “show him how donations are made.”

Red Cross spokeswoman Carol Teo said the organization will ensure that relief aid gets “to the right people” by sending it only if laiason officers are allowed into the country to work with the Myanmar Red Cross.

The military junta in Myanmar wants the desperately needed relief from other countries, but not foreign workers to distribute it. (dpa)

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