On May 12th, 2008, an unforgettable day for all the Chinese, an earthquake with the magnitude of 8.0 occurred to Wenchuan, Sichuan Province, seriously affecting Mianyang, Beichuan, Anxian and Pingwu etc. located in the same seismic belt. The abrupt disaster caused enormous damages and losses to the lives and property of people in the earthquake-stricken area. Their sufferings touched the hearts of millions and billions of people. To help the people in the earthquake-stricken area to face up to the disaster and overcome difficulties is not only the responsibilities of the government but also the obligation of the whole society!
In the earthquake, Chengdu and Mianyang, close to the epicenter, strongly felt the earthquake. Mianyang Subsidiary and Chengdu Office of Chitron Electronics suffered damages in different degree. Our colleagues have never experienced such a big disaster that they were all nervous, frightened and dreadful and worrying their families. At this time, staff from Chitron Headquarters and other subsidiaries offered great concerns and support which deeply moved colleagues in Sichuan. “Rescue ourselves and then rescue others”, Mr. Wu’s hearty words enlightened us with a clear direction, that is, under the precondition of guaranteeing the safety and normal living of the colleagues in our company, we should try our best to help the people in the earthquake-stricken area.
People showed great love in the face of merciless earthquake. On the second day after the occurrence of earthquake, Headquarters of Chitron Electronics spontaneously organized a donation activity which won enormous support of our warm-hearted colleagues. On May 21st, 2008, the Disaster Relief Committee organized by Chitron Electronics, was established, with members of LR, HY, WH, HW, AY and BJ, and LR/HY respectively as standing chairman and deputy chairman. Till May 22nd, employees of Chitron Electronics had donated about RMB249,179.00 Yuan in total, among which RMB119,179.00 Yuan were from 159 employees and RMB30,000.00 Yuan and RMB100,000.00 Yuan respectively from the Employee Fund and the company.
In order to effectively distribute the donations and put them into the real use, the Disaster Relief Committee, under the principle of fairness, justice and open, prepared the Approval Procedures and Planning Scheme on Donations Distribution, stipulating that the approval of all the donations could be implemented only if over 2/3 of the staff who voted for the implementation of the donations distribution; meanwhile, the company made arrangements on the use of donations listed as follows: RMB27,000.00 for the gratuitous fund, RMB15,000.00 Yuan for the living supplies of colleagues in the earthquake-stricken area; RMB40,000.00 Yuan for the clasped houses and another RMB50,000.00 Yuan for the clasped houses; RMB18,000.00 for the retired employees of Chitron Electronics or remote relatives and RMB100,000.00 Yuan for social contribution.
(Person in charge of the Mianyang Subsidiaries Company visited victims and learned about the damage conditions of housings there)