With the crisis in Japan still unfolding, students/Alumni/Faculty at the University of Michigan takes action to provide aid for the victims.
Students/Alumni/Faculty at the University of Michigan take initiative to provide aid to Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan
As seen in the news all around the world, on March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by the largest recorded earthquake in Japanese history, registering 9.0 on the Richter scale. In addition, the 10-meter tsunami caused devastating destruction in Northern Japan.
The number confirmed dead is expected to rise to around 10,000, and more than 9,000 missing. More than 500,000 people have evacuated, and are still spending restless nights in the shelter with limited food, water and heat. Besides the initial damage, there is potential risk of increase in damage from the frequent aftershocks and of radiation from damaged nuclear plants.
In order to support recovery from this tragic event, students at Ross (JBA) and Urban planning has decided to partner with Peace Winds Japan, an NGO based in Japan which specifies it’s activities on providing emergency humanitarian relief, and recovery and development support to devastated areas. In the past, they have operated in crisis worldwide such as Afghanistan, Sumatra, and Haiti. They also partnered with Marcy corp. in order to act for the recovery after Katrina. Peace Winds America, their window branch in the U.S. has partnered with major companies such as Boeing and Microsoft.
This time JBA have agreed with Peace Winds Japan to collaborate and provide aid to one of the most badly hit city, Kesennuma. Peace winds has initial operations in Kesennuma and now delivering food, water and blanket supplies to the shelter. Funds collected though this site will be used to help recovery of this devastated city, primary to help children overcome this disaster. Detailed use of the collected fund will be determined as the needs become more clear.
All the donations made through this site will primary be pooled in Peace winds America, and then transferred to Peace Winds Japan for the use of this project.
Japan have received great courage from the help and message all around the world. Our friends and relatives have all given their accounts of how others have helped them overcome overwhelming difficulties. Your support is needed to help those who have been displaced.
we greatly appreciate your kind support.
Go Blue! Go Japan!!