The VMware Foundation has launched a special matching campaign for the April 2016 earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan. Donations from VMware people to the projects on this page will be matched 1:1 up to $3,141.59 (in addition to regular annual matching limits). By using your VMware email at checkout, your donations will be automatically matched by the VMware Foundation through May 20, 2016 – there is no need to request the match separately. Please email with any questions.

How GlobalGiving Approaches Disaster Relief | GlobalGiving sends funds to both multinational organizations and local nonprofits to support immediate disaster response efforts. In the longer term, they work mostly with local NGOs to rebuild and develop the affected areas. Their experience has shown that local organizations who were there before the disaster continue to be there after to contribute to the community’s transition from recovery to reconstruction to development. All of the organizations below have been vetted by GlobalGiving to determine their legitimate, charitable status wherever they are registered. 

Provide education tour for children in Kumamoto
Providing education tours for children who have suffered from mega earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan. We are a sustainable learning center in Ogatsu, where mega earthquake and tsunami struck in 2011. Our theme is to provide how to live sustainable life through experiences in nature as well as to interact with locals to learn about disaster and revitalization effort. We have organized a tour in October for 15 children. They have felt many positive impact and planning for 4 tours in two years.
Japan Kyushu earthquake response
by IsraAID
2 powerful earthquakes have rocked the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto. Dozens of people are still trapped in the rubbles. More then 50,000 people evacuated and are currently staying in temporary shelters or on the streets while the death toll continue to rise. IsraAID team in Japan of trained disaster specialists and psycho social professionals is on it's way to Kumamoto to assess the needs and provide psychological first aid (PFA) for the victims in the evacuation centers.
Helping Disaster-stricken Kumamoto by Kitchen Cars
In Kumamoto Earthquake, still 20,559 people are in emergency shelters. Food poisoning under hot weather is now a serious issue. The Kamaishi Kitchen Car Project (KKCP) certified by the health authority, returning to Tohoku Tsunami supports and responding to community-level requests of their know-how, is sending two kitchen cars to serve 10,000 people in diverse shelters. This also is a part of new efforts to build the Kitchen-car Disaster Support Network in Japan.
Baseball Project for Natural Disaster Survivors
The Hands On Tokyo Baseball Project for Natural Disaster Survivors will unite three middle school boy baseball teams from Tohoku, Tokyo, and Kumamoto. The boys will divide their time equally between baseball and fostering meaningful dialogue about natural disasters with the goal of empowering young people to become strong contributors and leaders in their local communities. It is also an exciting once in a lifetime opportunity to practice baseball with professional baseball players.
Community Revitalization Project in Kumamoto
The project will help revitalize the 20 communities of Nishihara Village in Kumamoto. Still busy restoring their damaged properties, 60% of the farming population could no longer work in their paddy and vegetable fields for their daily needs. In line with the government`s goal of restoring the communities, OISCA is dispatching agricultural experts and mobilizing volunteers to optimize the agricultural production as well as helping in the marketing of the village`s agricultural crops.
Tohoku and Kumamoto: Long-Term Medical Issues
On July 31, 2016, IMCRA held its 4th major colloquium/workshop in Japan titled,"The Long-Term Caregiver Experience: Patients, Providers, Pragmatics". The need for this event became especially pressing after the Kumamoto earthquake. Because there is still little easily-accessible practice data on the long-term medical/psychological pitfalls of disaster recovery we have begun to update our professional guide modules for families and healthcare providers in both regions of Japan
Library Bus for 6 Coastal Towns in Manabi, Ecuador
On April 16 a 7.8 earthquake left hundreds dead and thousands homeless in coastal Manabi province, Ecuador. Shortly after, A Mano Manaba, a local cultural NGO, packed Domingo the donkey with books and games to spend afternoons with children in the fishing village of Don Juan. Reading and games with the "library-burro" helps children overcome fears and make sense of their catastrophic loss. Now we want to replace Domingo with a library-bus to reach out to children in other remote villages.
Earthquake Relief for Children in Shelters
On April 16, 2016 a 7.8 Earthquake hit the coast of Ecuador. The large cities of the coast suffered extensive damage and the communities surrounding these cities even more. Many families were displaced, an estimated number of people in shelter camps is around 22,000 people. People living in these shelters have had their whole disrupted. Clara Luna hopes to lessen the burden of the children living in these shelters by providing kids programs and activities in the shelters.
From Earthquake to Entrepreneur...Ecuador
A 7.8 earthquake took place in Ecuador on April 16, 2016, at 18:58 ECT, with epicenter in Pedernales province of Manabi. Since April, we provided immediate basic needs to homeless families in a first stage. In October 2016, we raised a Community Development Center at Bahia de Caraquez to promote the micro-economic development and empower 300 families, providing them conferences, trainings and workshops to help people learn how to become entrepreneurs.
Providing Medical Relief after Ecuador Earthquake
This project will fund the shipments of emergency supplies and equipment to the central hospital in Guayaquil which was devastated by the most recent earthquake. Supplies and equipment will also be shared with the clinics in the smaller towns whose infrastructure was destroyed. VIDA is anticipating sending 5 containers in 2016 with a cost of $10,000 per containers.
Earthquake Strikes Ecuador
In the aftermath of the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Ecuador on April 16, CARE is ramping up relief efforts to meet the basic needs of families who have lost everything. The death toll is approaching 600, an estimated 8,340 people are injured and many others are still missing.
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