English Teacher Becomes Relief Worker in China

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Rebecca Stormer

Rebecca Stormer has found herself working with children orphaned by the quake. Richard Hartley hide caption

itoggle caption Richard Hartley

If you're looking for ways to help fund earthquake relief activities in China, these are some of the larger, established international aid organizations to consider:

NPR is not endorsing or vouching for any of these groups. The list is just a starting point. There are a number of online tools available for evaluating charities and making donations to a broader range of aid groups, including CharityNavigator.org and NetworkForGood.org.

Rebecca Stormer went to China to teach English. Now she's become something of a relief worker.

Stormer teaches at a little college about 30 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake that authorities there say has taken more than 80,000 lives. The college has taken in about 300 refugees from a nearby village — all children, many orphaned in the quake.

Stormer sent us a poignant little recording of the children saying hello and singing a song in English.

Earlier Interviews

We spoke to Rebecca Stormer as she experienced an aftershock, soon after the massive earthquake hit. Two days later, we spoke to her again as she adjusted to the reality of what had happened.



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