Yao Ming Mania! All about Chinese basketball star and NBA All-Star Yao Ming » Blog Archive » Yao makes statement about earthquake in China; Alexander offers his support

Yao makes statement about earthquake in China; Alexander offers his support

May 15th, 2008
by John

With the tragedy in China taking place, Yao made the following statement on Wednesday:

“It is very hard putting into words how difficult it is to see this kind of destruction in Sichuan. I am very saddened to hear of the large loss of life that has occurred. My thoughts are with everyone back in my home country of China during this very dark and emotional time. Right now, the most important thing we can do is to respond quickly to help those who cannot help themselves.

“I plan to do whatever I can and would like to thank Leslie Alexander and the Houston Rockets for the support they have already pledged. I hope that many others around the world will join us.

Rockets owner Alexander also made this statement:

“On behalf of the Houston Rockets, I want to offer my deepest sympathies to all who have been affected by the earthquake in Sichuan, China on Monday. Over the past several years, we have formed a strong bond with our friends in China, and it is very difficult to see them struggling through this tragic event. We have already begun the process of reaching out to relief aid agencies and have pledged our financial support to assisting those who have been devastated by this catastrophic event. I know Yao Ming is fully committed to helping the people of China recover from this horrific experience, and I will help him in any way I can.”

3 Responses to “Yao makes statement about earthquake in China; Alexander offers his support”

  1. sturbbon stone Says:

    First, thank you for your work.
    As a Yao’s fellow countryman, I am extremely pained to see this happen. China has been through a lot this year so far. First, the snow diaster in southern china, then the well-organized politizing of the Beijing Olympics, then the clashes of two trains, then the epidemics of foot-and-mouth disease, now this. For a Chinese, who care about my homecountry, it’s unbearablely painful. I think Yao, and all the others feel the same. What we can do is to donate and help, I know most of you will.

  2. Danny Says:

    It was sad to see the aftermath of the earthquake so many innocent people hurt My thoughts and Prayers go out to all the people in China

  3. Stephanie Head Says:

    Dear Yao Ming,

    How are you doing I am in Key Club I have make a differnets to but What you do if someone will make fun of me?

Leave a Reply