Taiwan (the Republic of China) government on Aug. 30 pledged to donate US$800,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in the U.S.
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan (the Republic of China) government on Aug. 30
pledged to donate US$800,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in the U.S.
Harvey has brought record rains and triggered massive flooding in Houston and towns east of the city. The damage and economic impact from the hurricane, which was downgraded Aug. 30 to a tropical storm by the U.S. National Weather Service, is substantial.
According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the donation is an expression of heartfelt sympathy on behalf of the people of Taiwan, who are no strangers to the damages that can be caused by typhoons.
Taiwan and the U.S. enjoy friendly relations, with the people of the two countries sharing a deep and profound bond, the MOFA said. The ministry added that it is hoped the donation will assist those facing extreme hardship caused by Harvey.