Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

Via Global Giving

Our Hearts go out to Japan after this devastating occurrence.  Any donation helps.

Summary

The north coast of Japan was hit by a horrible tsunami after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred 80 miles offshore.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Tsunami waves caused major destruction in northern Japan. Trains have been shut down across the country and current estimates are 1000+ people have died. We are working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support. Our partners on the ground are working hard to provide immediate relief. We will post more details of the specific use of funds as soon as possible. All donors will get email updates on how their funds have been used.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will disburse funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. GlobalGiving is working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground.

Potential Long Term Impact

Major disasters always require a huge amount of international support to provide relief and long term recovery efforts. In the case of Japan, these initial funds will help survivors and victims get necessary services.

Project Message

“This tremor was unlike any I’ve experienced previously, and I’ve lived here for eight years. It was a sustained rolling that made it impossible to stand, almost like vertigo.”
Matt Alt, quoted in New York Times, an American writer and translator living in Japan

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $97,523
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $52,476
Total Funding Goal: $150,000

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