The Tianya BBS, as I have mentioned earlier, is one of the leading BBSes in China. It has now launched a special BBS connecting victims in the earthquake affected areas, with those individuals and companies wanting to voluntarily provide goods and services to help them. (h/t to to the Google China blog for mentioning this).
Here is the most recent news in English about the earthquake.
The BBS is in Chinese, but if you are outside China and don’t read Chinese, all you need is someone who reads Chinese to help you understand what is most needed, and in what places. With the Internet, you don’t even need to know someone personally, all you need to do is to reach out and ask.
One good place to start looking for people who know both English and Chinese is Yeeyan.