Archive for April, 2011
Posted on April 12, 2011 | No CommentsImagine you're faced with a natural disaster that forces you from your home or office with only the clothes on your back and the socks on your feet. Fast forward a month. Imagine you've been staying in an emergency shelter, and you're still wearing the same socks. There's barely enough water to drink, so laundry is out of the question.
Posted on April 11, 2011 | No CommentsAt 2:46 p.m. on March 11, Chie Oikawa felt the 9.0-magnitude earthquake in her small fishing village of Kesennuma in northeastern Japan, prompting her to drive one of the two family cars to higher ground. When she returned to retrieve the second car and the pets, she was swept away by the subsequent tsunami and [...]
Posted on April 2, 2011 | No CommentsThe Japan Society announced Wednesday which nonprofit organizations will receive the first allocation of monies collected through its Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. The fund was established in response to the earthquake and tsunami that decimated northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. As of March 31, the fund has collected more than $3 million from more than ten [...]