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Japan Earthquake Relief Effort

March 17, 2011

On March 11, 2011, a devastating 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan, causing widespread destruction with continuing aftershocks causing extreme safety issues and concerns.

The Portland JACL Board recommends these two options for your Japan Earthquake Relief donations.



Direct Relief International

Portland JACL Japan Earthquake ReliefSupport the Japan Relief effort by donating through the National JACL sponsored link to Direct Relief International. Your donation to this fund supports Direct Relief International’s efforts to help the people of Japan recover from the devastating effects of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. 100% of funds received for Japan will be directed toward the Japan relief effort.

Mercy Corps

Portland JACL Japan Earthquake ReliefYour donation to this fund provides financial aid to the Tohoku region in Japan in the wake of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. 100% of your contributions will be contributed to Mercy Corps, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in old Japantown in Portland that has been helping to alleviate suffering across the globe for 32 years. 88% of your contribution will be used directly for programs to assist the Japanese people in the Tohoku region.

Thank you for your support,
Portland JACL