About the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund:
On Friday, March 11, the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) established the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. 100% of the donations are going to citizen relief efforts food, water, clothing, blankets and shelter supplies through the National YMCA’s of Japan and other Non-Governmental Organization’s that they have a very long relationship with since the Kobe earthquake no fees will be taken out, funds will go to the people who need it most but are often forgotten we will be getting more information out over the next several weeks. All donations are tax deductable to the extent of the law. Please no relief goods or supplies.
In 1995, the JCCCNC raised over $600,000 towards citizen relief efforts for the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake that killed over 6,000 people and left over 300,000 people homeless. The donations received helped organize volunteer efforts to get food and water directly to the victims, citizen search efforts, clothing for those that lost their homes, essential supplies for women, children and especially seniors and we helped to feed and rebuild orphanages in Kobe.
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) was established as a 501 c-3 non-profit organization in California in 1973. The JCCCNC serves over 185,000 individuals a year and conducts numerous exchange programs between the United States and Japan. In spring of 2009 the JCCCNC lead a tour to Sendai, Japan.