With the crisis in Japan still unfolding, students/Alumni/Faculty/Staff at the U 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 its history, registering 9.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake then caused a tsunami of over thirty feet in size that destroyed entire cities in Northern Japan.
The number of individuals confirmed dead is expected to rise to over 10,000, with over 9,000 currently missing. More than half a million people have been forced from their homes into makeshift shelters with limited food, water and heat. In addition, continual aftershocks and potential exposure to radiation from several damaged nuclear reactors are the fearful realities the entire country must face.
In order to support recovery from this tragic event, students at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the faculty at the Urban Planning School have decided to partner with Peace Winds Japan, a Japan-based NGO providing emergency relief.. In the past, they have contributed their efforts to crisis stricken areas wsuch as Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Haiti.
JBA has decided to collaborate with Peace Winds Japan to provide aid to one of Japan`s most badly hit cities, Kesennuma. Peace Winds Japan has already set up initial operations in Kesennuma and is now delivering food, water and blankets to various shelters. Funds collected though this site will be used to aid recovery of this devastated city. Detailed usage of collected funds will be determined as needs become clearer, and all the donations made through this site will primarily be transferred to Peace Winds Japan.
Japan has received tremendous and courageous help and messages of hope from all around the world. Our friends and relatives have all shared their accounts of how others have helped them overcome overwhelming difficulties. Your support is needed to help the victims of this tragic event.
we greatly appreciate your kind support.
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