Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11. The magnitude-9.0 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the nation’s east coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured.
On April 2 a day of solidarity to raise money to help earthquake victims will be held at the Japanese Garden in Buenos Aires.The event is organized by the Argentine-Japanese Cultural Foundation and La Plata Hochi.
This event will take place between 10 am and 6 pm. Artistic and cultural activities will be developed. All proceeds will be donated to the Japanese people.
“That day cash contributions will be received, a receipt will be handed, recording full name and ID number, with which a list of contributors will be drawn up and will be delivered to the Government of Japan, ” said the organizers on its website.
If you live in Buenos Aires or you are just visiting, take some time and contribute to help.
Also, there are other organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region:
AMERICAN RED CROSS: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help.
GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
SAVE THE CHILDREN: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter.
SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need.
AMERICARES: Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region.
CONVOY OF HOPE: Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance. INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities.
SHELTER BOX: The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort.
Above all nations is humanity. Pray for japan