The New Zealand Quake Community is a public Network for everyone affected by the Christchurch earthquake on February 22, 2011. Quake victims can use this Network to find hosts who wish to offer them help and temporary shelter.
Today we see Christchurch's true natural beauty ...the shining resolute spirit of all Kiwis as you help each other through the aftermath. You're in our thoughts as we pray for your swift renewal.
It's sad to see the damage to the buildings and landmarks of Christchurch...but it's absolutely devastaing to hear of the loss of life. I'm just thankful all my friends in New Zealand are reported to be OK...and I'm heartened to hear that a number of countries have dispatched teams to help in the rescue efforts. The Kiwi's are resilient...and a great people and deserve our prayers and help.
Lauren, San Francisco
It's easy to forget where all your friends are in the world. If you don't have any "Chch" friends on Tripping yet, search "Christchurch, New Zealand" by 'current city' or 'hometown' within your facebook friends. Should any pop up, shoot them a quick message letting them know about how they can help... :)
Tripping, hosting and couch surfing are done at your own risk: please use good judgement and act responsibly.