A volunteer has posted a gorgeous collection of images of the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake on Tianya. There are equally beautiful stories attached to these images, but I can’t possibly translate them all.
Tens of thousands of average citizens have driven into the disaster zone, bringing food, water, and moral support. There has been so much traffic that tourist style road-maps have been setup. Along the way, they’ve seen suffering, but also great courage. And here are some of the signs the volunteers saw as they drove:
We need water, we need food!
We need water! We need food!
“Deepest respects to our earthquake rescue heroes!”
“You’ve worked hard! Have a safe trip, and come back safely.”
“Earthquake rescue heroes!”
“Earthquake rescue comrades: you’ve worked hard, please stop for some water!” – Public Security
“Earthquake Rescue – West Route Road Map”
“200 meters to earthquake-rescue service center”
“Earthquake rescuers: (Free) Tea Provided”