40 Something Club Message Board › June Japan Charity Event Outcome
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Thanks to all that came out to support a worthy cause. Please see below.
Peace Winds America would like to acknowledge and express our most sincere appreciation for your donation of $2,586 in support of our Japan disaster relief activities. We thank Dance Party and Fundraiser for Japan organizers and participants for your fundraising efforts at the June 25, 2011 event. The donations from Dance Party and Fundraiser for Japan will support direct relief and recovery assistance to Japan through Peace Winds America (PWA) in collaboration with its sister organization Peace Winds Japan (PWJ). As soon as the earthquake and tsunami hit northern Japan on March 11, 2011, both PWA and PWJ began providing relief at shelters in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. Peace Winds continues to serve survivors inside and outside of shelters. In particular Peace Winds sees elderly care is very important. The elderly are often forgotten or they themselves are eager for others to receive aid, neglecting their own needs. So we are taking steps to ensure that whether in shelters or temporary housing, their needs are being met. We are also assisting in economic recovery programs to revitalize local businesses. As fishing and fish farming are so critical to the livelihood of the area, Peace Winds is constructing buildings for two fishing cooperatives in Minamisanriku. These resource and management centers will serve more than 600 members. We are also working with local Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Minamisanriku, Kesennuma, Rikuzentakata, and Ofunato. We have provided the chambers and their members with supplies and services to reopen businesses and create jobs. Peace Winds America will continue working with Peace Winds Japan on relief and recovery in Japan. Your donation is most highly appreciated by the people and communities we are assisting. For more information about our efforts to mitigate and respond to natural disasters in the Asia Pacific, please visit www.peacewindsamerica.org. Thank you again for your generous support.
Sincerely, Dr. Charles Aanenson CEO, Peace Winds America