Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan


Following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, United Way took action and began raising funds for the Central Community Chest of Japan, a member of the United Way worldwide network. Generous individuals like you, and United Way’s corporate partners, have raised over $10 million for Japan thus far. 

You can still make an online contribution through United Way to help the people of Japan.

The Central Community Chest of Japan has joined forces with several non-profit organizations in order to maximize relief efforts. Together, they have provided volunteer centers with essential items for more effective assistance. There now exists almost 90 volunteer centers throughout Japan, as well as eight consultants and 23 volunteer coordinators in the Tōhoku Prefecture (Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, and Aomari). There are another 68 coordinators preparing for dispatch and as transportation conditions continue to improve in Japan, the number of collaberating non-profit organizations is expected to increase greatly.

Though this is an overwhelming show of compassion that is truly appreciated, there is still so much more that we can do to help our friends in Japan. Our work in Japan is not over as there are still many more people who need our assistance.

The original article is available here.