HEFEI, Dec. 29 (Xinhuanetnet) -- A batch
of flawed donations from the United States-based charity organization
LDS foundations were returned by east China's Anhui province on
Thursday morning, the provincial charity association said.
(A worker shows a piece of
medical equipment which expired on July, 1998 the batch of flawed
donations from the United States-based charity organization LDS
foundations in east China's Anhui province Thursday, December 29, 2005. Photo: Xinhua)
donations were sent to the provincial capital Hefei in early November.
But some expired medicines, second-hand medical and rehabilitation
facilities and stained clothes and beddings were found among the
used articles are packed in four containers and worth aboutfour million yuan (490,000 US dollars).
foundations made an official apology on Dec.14 and promisedto shoulder
all the expenses caused by returning the donations to the U.S.The
freight is estimated at 6,000 US dollars.
donations, believed to be brand-new, were planned to be handed out to
four orphanages in Anhui province. LDS is still unclear about why the
flawed articles are found among them. foundations have a
long-time partnership with China Charity Federation and they vowed to
grant the equivalent cash money to Anhui province after taking the
flawed articles back
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