Students of Taubman College seek support from students/faculty/Almuni 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 75-foot tsunami caused devastating destruction in Northern Japan.
The number confirmed dead is expected to rise to around 10,000, and mroe than 20,000 missing. More than 240,000 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 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 we have agreed with Peace Winds Japan to collaborate and provide aid to the most badly hit cities, Kesennuma, Minami Sanriku, Rikuzen Takada, and Ofunato. Peace winds has initial operations in Kesennuma and now delivering food, water and blanket supplies to the shelters in the cities mentioned above. 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
The support from the United States definitely encourages people in Northern Japan.
we greatly appreciate your kind support.
( Activities of Peace Winds Japan in Northern Japan now )
( Picture article series of New York Times )