Donation by Falun Gong Practitioner for Earthquake Relief Rejected by the CCP
(Clearwisdom.net) The anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008, has just passed. My heart goes out to the children who lost their lives because of the unstable, poorly built school buildings, and the parents who lost their beloved children.
After the earthquake hit, I wanted to make a small donation toward the relief efforts. I went to the post office and told the cashier, “I don't have an income as my salary was taken away by the Chinese Communist Party. However, I want to donate some money to my fellow citizens. I would like to donate fifty yuan, but, may I ask that you write “from a Falun Gong practitioner” instead of my name on the post?” The cashier said, “That should not be a problem, but my only worry is that you might get arrested.” I replied, “Falun Gong practitioners always act according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. What I am doing today is for charity, and to fulfill my duty as a citizen. It would be incomprehensible if they arrested me for this.”
I mailed my donation to the China Red Cross. However, three days later, I was surprised to learn that my donation was rejected because of my being a Falun Gong practitioner.
I feel sorry that the CCP interfered with my good intentions. Not only was my donation rejected, but the cashier was terminated from her job and investigated by the CCP.