3.13.2011

THOUGHTS ARE WITH THOSE IN JAPAN: FAMILY, FRIENDS AND TEAMMATES


This past year we've seen a number or horrible tragedies/natural disasters. Our hearts go out to those suffering in Japan after this Friday's tsunami and subsequent earthquakes. Through facebook I'm seeing a number of photos of friends' apartments completely rattled by the smaller quakes felt even in Tokyo. While the greater damage has taken place in the northern part of Japan, I'm sure this has effected the entire country.

Thankfully my own family and friends are safe and consider myself exceptionally lucky. If there is anyone that would like to share where the SEABJJ community can help, please let me know so that I can post it on BJJ-ASIA.

-Luke


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I copied this from GEORGETTE'S JIU-JITSU WORLD blog:

AMERICAN RED CROSS: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help. Donate here.

GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Donate here.

SAVE THE CHILDREN: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter. Donate here.

SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need. Donate here.

AMERICARES: Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region. Donate here.

CONVOY OF HOPE:
Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance. Donate here.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities. Donate here.

SHELTER BOX: The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort. Donate here.

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