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Donations for Japanese relief
« on: March 12, 2011, 11:27:54 pm »
There is a common perception, I think, that Japan is a very rich country and can take care of itself. 

Folks, the disaster in Japan is massive, and not everyone was rich to begin with.  Thousands have died, 100s of 1000s are homeless, and as if that were not enough, the Tohoku region is also facing a nuclear catastrophe.  It will take years to rebuild, and of course life will never be the same to those most affected.

Some donation ideas here --

http://storify.com/1rick/japan-quake-how-can-i-help

Taiwan's Buddhist Charity, Tzu Chi, has already begun relief aid.  Here is their US homepage --
http://www.us.tzuchi.org/usa/home.nsf/home/index

Tzu Chi's main homepage --
http://tw.tzuchi.org/en/

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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 02:00:27 am »
Good initiative! I'll get it into the news section of the main forum page.
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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 08:53:08 pm »
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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 04:48:03 am »
How people can help Japanese earthquake recovery
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hnQ2ysZ8dDAV3IPXbBQNQnXaZLFA?docId=6694265f7abc4ef68fb7ac41f918b99b

The U.S. government and other nations were sending personnel to assist Japan in its response to the earthquakes and tsunami that have devastated the country. U.S. aid groups were accepting private donations for relief efforts.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent two of its officials with expertise in boiling water nuclear reactors. They joined a disaster response team with the U.S. International Agency for International Development, the primary federal agency that provides assistance to countries struck by a disaster.

USAID also sent two urban search and rescue teams to Japan at the request of the Japanese government, the agency said. The 75-person rescue teams, each with six dogs trained to detect live victims, were joining rescue teams from Japan and other countries.
The Pentagon has sent a second U.S. aircraft carrier to Japan and ordered another ship to the region to help as needed.
Also providing assistance:

—Britain. A search and rescue team of more than 60 specialists, two rescue dogs and a medical support team. They will be deployed first thing Monday morning. The British ambassador and a team of consular staff were in Sendai to assess the level of damage and to help locate British nationals.

—France. About 100 people including rescue workers, civil security squads and a medical team, plus 11 counterparts from neighboring Monaco, have been dispatched. Japanese authorities have asked them to assist in clearing and rescue efforts, a French Foreign Ministry official.

—Germany. The state-run THW aid agency has sent a 36-member team of rescue experts with dog. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Germany has offered further help but that none has yet been requested.

—Italy, which was ready to offer rescue teams and other assistance. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said his country was awaiting word from the Japanese government on what precisely was needed and where it should be deployed.

U.S. organizations accepting donations to assist Japan included:

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Donations: 800-424-ADRA (2372)
Donations address: ADRA International, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring MD 20904
Website: http://www.adra.org

All Hands Volunteers
Donations: 919-830-3573
Donations address: PO Box 546, Carlisle MA 01741
Website: http://www.hands.org/donate/japan-tsunami

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Donations: 212-687-6200
Donations address: 132 E. 43rd St PO Box 530, New York NY 10017
Website: http://jdc.org

American Red Cross
Donations: 1-800-RED-CROSS
Donations address: PO Box 37243, Washington DC 20013
Website: http://www.redcross.org

AmeriCares
Donations: 203-658-9500
Donations address: 88 Hamilton Ave, Stamford CT 06902
Website: http://americares.org

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT)
Donations: 301-738-7122
Donations address: AMURT, 2502 Lindley Ter, Rockville MD 20850
Website: http://amurt.us

Baptist World Alliance/Baptist World Aid
Donations: 703-790-8980
Donations address: 405 N. Washington St, Falls Church VA 22046
Website: http://www.bwanet.org

Brother's Brother Foundation
Donations: 412-321-3160
Donations address: 1200 Galveston Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15233
Website: http://brothersbrother.org

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Donations: 1-888-989-8244
Donations address: Tzu Chi USA HQ, 1100 S Valley Center Ave, San Dimas CA 91773
Website: http://www.us.tzuchi.org/usa/home.nsf/other/donateCharity

Catholic Relief Services
Donations: 1-877-HELP-CRS
Donations address: PO Box 17090, Baltimore MD 21203-7090
Website: http://crs.org

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
Donations: 800-55-CRWRC
Donations address: CRWRC, 2850 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49560-0600
Website: http://www.crwrc.org

Church World Service
Donations: 1-800-297-1516
Donations address: PO Box 968, Elkhart IN 46515
Website: http://www.churchworldservice.org

Direct Relief International
Donations: 805-964-4767
Donations address: 27 S. La Patera Ln, Santa Barbara CA 93117
Website: http://www.DirectRelief.org

Giving Children Hope
Donations: 714-523-4454
Donations address: 8332 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park CA 90621
Website: http://gchope.org

Habitat for Humanity International
Donations: 1-800-Habitat
Donations address: 270 Peachtree St NW Suite 1300, Atlanta GA 30303-1263
Website: http://habitat.org

International Medical Corps
Donations: 800-481-4462
Donations address: 1919 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 400, Santa Monica CA 90404
Website: http://internationalmedicalcorps.org

International Rescue Committee
Donations: 1-877-REFUGEE (733-8433)
Donations address: 122 E. 42nd St, New York NY 10168
Website: http://www.rescue.org

Mercy Corps
Donations: 800-852-2100
Donations address: Dept. NR, PO Box 2669, Portland OR 97208
Website: https://www.mercycorps.org/donate/japan

Operation Blessing
Donations: 800-730-2537
Donations address: 977 Centerville Tpke, Virginia Beach VA 23463
Website: http://www.operationblessing.org

Relief International
Donations: 310-478-1200
Donations address: 5455 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1280, Los Angeles CA 90036
Website: http://www.ri.org

Save the Children
Donations: 1-800-728-3843
Donations address: 54 Wilton Rd, Westport CT 06880
Website: http://savethechildren.org

World Vision, U.S.
Donations: 1-800-777-5777
Donations address: Federal Way, WA 98063
Website: http://www.worldvision.org

Source: InterAction, www.interaction.org
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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 09:28:05 pm »
Google resource page --

Resources related to the 2011 Japan Crisis
http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html

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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 10:31:58 pm »
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Woman donates S$1m to Japan quake victims :grouphug:

A 24—year—old Singaporean woman has donated S$1 million to the victims of the earthquake in Japan.

The Japanese Embassy in Singapore said this is the largest donation it has received so far.

The S$1 million cheque was presented to the Japanese Ambassador at the Embassy.

Accompanying Elaine Low was her father, who heads the company she works for — PT Bayan Resources.

The company has long business ties with Japan and imports heavy equipment from the country.

The Bayan Group owns and operates one of the largest coal terminals in Indonesia.

The Low family also has friends and relatives who visit Japan often.

Ms Low said she and her family felt the earthquake in Japan was unfortunate and wanted to donate as soon as possible.

Ms Low, who is head of business development at PT Bayan Resources, said: "We wanted to make a donation during the weekend, but during that time, the Japanese Association was not in touch with the Red Cross Society yet. So we made a phone call to them after that."

The family has previously donated to crises in China and Indonesia, but said this is their largest donation yet.

Yoichi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan, said: "We have been receiving so many expressions of support from all over Singapore — the people, the government, different organisations — but this is, as a single act of support, the strongest expression...of supporting our people.

"And we were very grateful. This would be a tremendous boost of morale for all the people back in Japan who are affected by this terrible disaster."

The Japanese Ambassador said the money will be channelled to the Red Cross Society in Japan.

It will either be used to support the rescue and recovery operations or be directed to victims themselves.

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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 07:29:19 am »
Jikan has recommended this Japanese NGO for those wishing to donate to a Japanese organization --
http://www.jen-npo.org/en/index.html

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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 03:54:10 am »
Every little bit helps, every dollar counts.

So we can all choose a charity that we like, go to their website and donate however much we can, no matter how small. 

I'm sure that anyone affected by the Tsunami and Earthquake would appreciate even the smallest acts of kindness from anyone of us - even if it's only giving them enough to have a nice hot cup of tea - in the cold, without decent shelter - someone in Japan would certainly appreciate that!

So if you haven't already done so (or if you want to help out a little bit more), go donate now.  Just do it!

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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 09:19:10 am »
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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2011, 02:30:17 pm »
I've several co-workers and also friends, who have deployed to the affected area. I hope for their safety and success. They are true heroes, but few will ever know them as individuals. Be well my friends; be safe and return to your families soon!  :twocents:
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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2011, 04:13:16 pm »
The future of elderly residents of Tohoku displaced by the disasters of March is especially precarious --

In Tsunami's Wake, Tough Choices For Japan's Elderly
by JOHN BURNETT

April 6, 2011
The area of northeastern Japan hit by the tsunami is called Tohoku. It is largely rural, agrarian, traditional — and, in a country that already has the oldest population in the world, Tohoku is where you find the most seniors.


[More --

http://www.npr.org/2011/04/06/135160752/in-tsunamis-wake-tough-choices-for-japans-elderly ].


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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2011, 07:00:31 pm »
Most of the reports coming from Japan are about the ongoing nuclear disaster a Fukushima, but the recovery from the tsunami is ongoing and will continue for years to come.  More than 100,000 people are still living in emergency shelters.  Before many can return home an enormous amount of debris must first be removed. 

In some cases houses that survived the flood are simply buried in mud and wreckage, as the BBC is reporting today --

Japan Earthquake: Dealing with Mountains of Debris
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13388370

As it happens, the Japanese relief agency first mentioned here by Jikan, NGO JEN, is featured (but not named) in the example given from the cleanup efforts in Ishinomaki.  This group is doing a great job and deserves our ongoing support.

Donations for JEN's cleanup work in the tsunami area can be given directly through their website --

http://www.jen-npo.org/en/involved/donate1.php

Or through their program listed at Global Giving --

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/relief-assistance-for-tohoku-earthquake-affected/

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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2011, 07:43:41 pm »
Ah, just noticed that Ishinomaki is also the subject of this report.  Isninomaki is now nearly a meter lower than before the earthquake.  The tsunami that followed destroyed the levee. 

The title of this article tells you what has followed since --

Quake shifted Japan; towns now flood at high tide
http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_18026656?nclick_check=1


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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2011, 03:15:36 pm »
After they sift through the debris and remove the coarse stuff there will probably be a lot of soil and mud left. Maybe they will be able to make a better dike out of it.
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Re: Donations for Japanese relief
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2011, 06:11:53 am »
Intricate bonds behind Taiwan aid

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By KO SHU-LING
Kyodo
TAIPEI — Taiwan, a country of 23 million people, has to date pledged approximately 5.9 billion New Taiwan dollars (about ¥16.7 billion) in relief funds following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11.

By comparison, South Korea's 49 million people have raised 55 billion won (about ¥4.1 billion), while the United States, a country of 300 million, has donated $120 million (¥9.8 billion).

Taiwanese contributions have taken several forms.

Charitable organizations such as the Red Cross raised NT$2.2 billion. The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has collected more than NT$1.7 billion. In March, President Ma Ying-jeou and first lady Chow Mei-ching joined a TV fundraiser that raised NT$700 million from individual donors in four hours.


Full story http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110521f1.html
« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 06:13:27 am by Su Dongpo »

 


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