Our donation to Mery Corps is being put to good use…
March 28, 2011
I received an email highlighting the work that’s being carried out in Japan by Mercy Corps. With the help of our Facebook fans, we were able to donate $1,000 to Mercy Corps on March 19th. As of last week, here’s how Mercy Corps is pooling our money with others to make a difference:
Here are the latest developments from our emergency response team:
Yesterday, 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.
If you’d like to donate directly to Mercy Corps, you can do that right here; you can also “like” them on Facebook to easily stay updated on their efforts. Kudos to them on the good work…I continue to keep both Mercy Corps and the people of Japan in my thoughts.