We’ve already raised nearly $800 that has already been put towards helping those who lost everything in the earthquakes and Tsunami in Japan. Thank you so much for all you’ve done so far, and I know for a fact many athletes from Japan know about and appreciate the efforts. Those in the stricken still need our help and will continue to for some time, so continue to share this page and give what you can!
Also, Mercy Corps sent out an email detailing what they’ve done in Japan so far. It’s really great:
Japan is going through one of the worst — and most complex — emergencies in recent memory. An earthquake, tsunami waves and a nuclear crisis have destroyed cities and displaced thousands of survivors. But, with your generous support, we’re rushing relief alongside our partner Peace Winds. We could not do it without you!
Earlier this week, we delivered 510 kerosene space heaters and 80 family-sized emergency tents to survivors who are braving frigid temperatures in northeastern Japan.
In all, the team has distributed the following supplies to families in four disaster-stricken cities:
- three large shelters that can accommodate up to 100 people
- 164 smaller tents that hold up to five people each
- 1,720 blankets
- 1,210 kerosene space heaters
- 100,000 medical face masks
- towels, mattresses, clothing and bottled water
- 570 blue tarps for additional shelter
- and food items such as bread, instant rice, apples and oranges.
Next week, we will begin providing post-trauma help to Japanese children using Comfort for Kids, a program that helps children recover from the emotional effects of a large-scale disaster. We’ve used Comfort for Kids in a variety of emergency responses, including the aftermaths of the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina. Your fundraising will enable us to reach more kids and their communities!
Thank you for all you’ve done so far. Please continue to share and help!
Please be sure to share this page or the donation page on your Twitter, Facebook, and use the below signature on your favorite message boards. Use the hashtag #fightforjapan. Let’s show Japan how much MMA, wrestling, kickboxing, BJJ, etc. fans appreciate and support them!
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Here are some of my favorite photographs that I’ve taken in Japan. You can see just what an incredible place you are helping.
Thank you! Ganbatte Nippon!