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szdaily -> Shenzhen
Volunteer puts up rescue team
    2018-February-14  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

SHENZHEN is known for its large number of volunteers who devote time to helping others live better. Jiang Hai, an active member of numerous volunteer campaigns for several years, is also the founder of a government-recognized emergency-response team. A report from the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily told Jiang’s story yesterday.

Jiang joined the Shenzhen Volunteer Association 14 years ago at Huaqiangbei. He was working in the fashion industry then and happened to see a recruitment post for volunteers. Since then, Jiang had volunteered for various activities such as at the Universiade, the annual China High-Tech Fair and the cultural industries fair.

His efforts in voluntarily helping others helped him gradually stand out from the crowd. At the beginning of 2009, Jiang received a special mission from the city’s Communist Youth League and the Shenzhen Volunteer Association to establish and lead a rescue team under the association.

For the next nine years, Jiang expanded the team from 300 to more than 3,000 people. The team has served the public on over 10,000 occasions and have accumulated service time of up to 120,000 hours.

The rescue team’s major mission is to safeguard major events taking place in Shenzhen. It also runs a U-Station in the Huaqiangbei area that looks out for pedestrians crossing the streets and assists those asking for directions.

A legacy of the Shenzhen Summer Universiade in 2011, U-Stations are scattered across the city to provide help and simple medical services to residents.

Jiang has also organized an emergency squad for dealing with emergency cases. The squad receives regular training from Shenzhen’s armed police officers so as to gain professional knowledge in relieving emergency situations.

With experience and resources accumulated over the past several years, Jiang has decided to establish his own organization that provides professional rescue services. In 2012, the Shenzhen Zhihuihai Rescue Service Center was established and moved into an incubator for social organizations in the same year.

The center founded by Jiang gained official approval from the Shenzhen Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau to become a recognized social organization the following year.

“We wanted to do something meaningful for society when we first decided to set up the team,” said Jiang. What was most satisfying about doing volunteer work in Shenzhen is that even after so many years, the number of people taking part in volunteering never stops increasing, according to Jiang.

The rescue center has been actively providing nationwide quick-response services since its establishment, according to the report. Team members reach out to people who are victims of natural disasters and need help re-establishing their livelihoods, for instance, in the aftermaths of the destructive typhoon disaster in Hainan and the earthquake in Ludian of Yunnan Province in 2014.

Recalling his experiences in Ludian, Jiang said the rescue missions were full of difficulties and danger.

“When we heard about the earthquake, we were still trying to help people suffering from the mega-typhoon in Hainan. So I rushed some of our team members to the disaster area overnight,” said Jiang.

It turned out that they were the first professional rescue team that had arrived at Huodehong Township, the area that experienced the most powerful tremors. Local residents, authorities and armed police officers praised Jiang and his team’s rescue efforts.

Besides rescue operations, the rescue center also organizes safety training courses every month at schools, corporations and communities.

“There’s only one starting point for doing volunteer work and no ending point.”

Jiang said he will continue offering his helping hand for the years to come.

(Zhang Qian)

 

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