In the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, we are overcome with horror, grief, and a profound sense of helplessness. There really isn’t much we can do to effectively help with the situation in Japan. However, good friend Rev. Florence Caplow of Everyday Zen posted an obvious suggestion on Facebook:
“I really think that Zen students and Zen centers across the country should consider fund-raising for Japan at this time. Think of all the gifts that have come our way from them – here’s a way we can give back just a little. This organization seems like a good place to start – please pass on.”
> Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. Over the years, Japan Society has partnered with several Japanese and American non-profits working on the frontlines of disaster relief and recovery. 100% of your generous tax-deductible contributions will go to organization(s) that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.
Japan Society extends its heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences to the people of Japan who lost loved ones in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami . . . Japan Society will keep its members and the public updated on the situation through our website, www.japansociety.org/earthquake. <