Yao Ming To Give $2 Million To Earthquake Victims

Not only is Yao Ming tall he is all so generous.

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming created a foundation with a $2 million donation to rebuild schools devastated by last month’s earthquake in his native China, the basketball star announced Tuesday.

The Yao Ming foundation will help raise funds to build earthquake-resistant schools in China, Yao said. Some of the money from U.S. charities would also go to school-building efforts in the United States.

The May 12 earthquake, which ravaged China’s Sichuan and Gansu provinces, killed 69,146 people, and 17,516 are still missing, the Chinese government said Tuesday. About 5 million people are homeless.

Houston Chronicle

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