An Ithaca businesswoman will be leaving to join an international rescue team in China soon.
Kim Gosline, who owns Shangri-La Gifts at 156 E. State St. on The Commons, will travel to Shifang, which is in the Sichuan Province in southwest China, the epicenter of the May 12 earthquake.
Gosline will be a Chinese translator for the rescue team and assist the survivors and orphaned children. She plans to leave Friday, May 30 and return by August to teach Chinese at Ithaca College. She is accepting donations of cash, surgical masks, milk powder and baby formula.
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