Garbage collection 'king' is big charity donor
(China Daily)
Updated: 2006-09-06 08:49

A junkman, also known as a "king of garbage collection" in Dalian of Liaoning Province, has donated 1 million yuan (US$125,970) to rural rest homes and schools over the past 23 years.

Since 1983, Wang Xingmei has contributed to childless elderly persons living in rural community-based hospices and students from needy families.

Last year, he set up a rural welfare foundation, the first non-government one in Dalian, to secure the living of all villagers aged above 60.

Dalian Evening News