To support and provide relief to the citizens of Japan who are victims of the large magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011.
THE RELIEF FUND
The Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund was established by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) to help the victims of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami which took place on March 11, 2011. Our relief campaign is a community based and volunteer driven effort.
100% of the donations received are going directly to citizen relief efforts that are actively on the ground providing support to the victims through the National YMCAs of Japan and other Non-Governmental Organizations that the JCCCNC has very long relationships with since the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake centered in Kobe. The funds will focus on supporting the victims and those who need it most but are often forgotten, the elderly, children, the physically and mentally challenged and the migrant communities.
The Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund is a three-fold plan over the next several months:
• Relief (Meeting immediate life saving and survival needs)
• Recovery (Creating sustainability, temporary shelters and housing needs, Post Traumatic Stress counseling, supplies for children, families and seniors)
• Rebuilding (Supporting community and neighborhood capital and improvement projects and programs)
OUR PAST RELIEF EFFORTS WITH THE KOBE EARTHQUAKE
In 1995, the JCCCNC raised over $600,000 towards citizen relief efforts for the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (Kobe) that killed over 6,000 people and left over 300,000 people homeless. Donations were used to help organize volunteer efforts to get food and water directly to the victims; fund citizen search efforts; provide clothing for those who lost their homes; purchase essential supplies for women, children, especially seniors; and we helped to feed and rebuild orphanages in Kobe. The JCCCNC has continued to bring youth from the San Francisco Bay Area to volunteer and donate to the orphanage every year since 1995.
HOW TO DONATE
At this time, the JCCCNC is only accepting monetary donations. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law and will be acknowledged.
Donations can be made through this Cause or by visiting our website: www.jcccnc.org or call at: (415) 529-1322. Checks can also be sent to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California at 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA. 94115 and made payable to: The Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. All donations will be acknowledged.
ORGANIZATION, COMPANY and BENEFIT EVENT DONATIONS
If your organization or company would like to name the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund as a beneficiary or if you are interested in hosting and organizing an event to benefit the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund please contact (415) 529-1322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENDORSERS OF OUR FUND (partial list as of 3/17/11)
Asian American Bar Association, Bushi-Tei Restaurant, Causes.com, Chibi Chan Preschool, Clarendon Evernote, JBBP Elementary School, Comcast, Eth-Noh-Tec, Florin JACL, Hyphen Magazine, Japantown Merchants Association, Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC), Japantown Task Force, Kimochi Inc., Kokoro Assisted Living, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, Marysville JACL, Minami Tamaki LLP, Miya Yung (Bracelets for Japan), NBC Bay Area, New People, Nichi Bei Foundation/Nichi Bei Weekly, Nihonmachi Little Friends, Nihonmachi Street Fair, Nikkei Student Union @ SDSU, Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Pika Pika, Rosa Parks Elementary School JBBP, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Giants Community Fund, San Francisco JACL, San Francisco Japantown Foundation, Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural Fair, Stuart Hall High School, The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Union Bank, National Association of Asian American Professionals, Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL