More than a year ago, the northern coast of Japan was decimated following a massive earthquake and tsunami. Countless people lost their lives, homes and business were destroyed, and radiation fears due to the damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima have added to the emotional toll of the disaster, as communities continue the long process of recovery.
International Medical Corps was on-the-ground 48 hours after the earthquake, reaching 20,000 people at evacuation centers.
Since then, we’ve partnered with local organizations and the Japanese government to:
Provide critical supplies and medicines to evacuees in temporary housing;
Improve access to, and quality of mental health services by strengthening the capacity of local organizations and first-responders;
Offer employment opportunities for those who lost their livelihoods following the disaster.
That got us thinking: what if we could get even a small fraction of those millions to show their support for saving lives and rebuilding communities devastated by disease, conflict, and natural disaster?
When you "like" us on Facebook and share our posts, you're helping more and more people to find out about our lifesaving work. And when more people know how they can help, we can restore health and hope to more communities around the world!
2012 is almost here and we would like to take a moment to thank you for supporting our emergency response efforts in Japan.
This year with the help of our amazing supporters, we were able to respond to the emergency in Japan, as well as crises in Libya and East Africa, while continuing our long-term recovery programs worldwide. You can see for yourself --click on the video below and hear firsthand from our staff on the frontlines, working in some of the most unstable and dangerous regions of the world.
And as we look to the future, we hope we can count on your support again.
GlobalGiving has announced an amazing opportunity and we need your help to make it happen!
Starting at October 19, 12:01 am EDT, GlobalGiving will match 30% of all online donations up to $1,000 per donor until the end of the day or when funds run out. In addition, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors.
Think about it: your gift of $30 becomes $40… $100 becomes $130…. $300 becomes $400…
But funds will run out quickly and we need you to act fast on October 19 to take advantage of this match before it’s too late.
With your support for Emergency Aid to Tsunami & Earthquake Survivors, International Medical Corps has:
In the immediate aftermath of the crisis, provided support to the Japanese community by distributing hot foods, cleaning equipment, medications, and rental cars and computers to local NGOs.
Strengthened Japan’s mental health response capabilities through workshops and conferences on coping strategies for employees, students, teachers, and parents.
In the past, your support has meant so much to countless men, women, and children in need. Now, you can give knowing that your donation will go 30% further and that 92 cents of every dollar you give goes to program-related activities.
Please – act soon and your donation could save lives.
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