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Thank you very much for your support!
Seattlelites Help Japan
c/o Kayoko Fujita
Dear Seattlelites Help Japan team,
Peace Winds America would like to acknowledge and express our most sincere appreciation for your donation of $6,807 received on April 22 and April 25, 2011.
Your generous contribution supports direct relief services in Japan through Peace Winds America and its sister organization Peace Winds Japan. As soon as the earthquake and tsunami hit northern Japan on March 11, 2011, both PWA and PWJ began providing relief at shelters in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. Peace Winds continues to serve survivors inside and outside of shelters. In particular Peace Winds sees elderly care is very important. The elderly are often forgotten or they themselves are eager for others to receive aid, neglecting their own needs. So we are taking steps to ensure that whether in shelters or temporary housing, their needs are being met. We are also assisting in economic recovery programs to revitalize local businesses. As fishing and fish farming are so critical to the livelihood of the area, Peace Winds is constructing buildings for two fishing cooperatives in Minamisanriku. These resource and management centers will serve more than 600 members. We are also working with local Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Minamisanriku, Kesennuma, Rikuzentakata, and Ofunato. We have provided the chambers and their members with supplies and services to reopen businesses and create jobs. Peace Winds America will continue working with Peace Winds Japan on relief and recovery in Japan. Your donation is most highly appreciated by the people and communities we are assisting. For more information about our efforts to mitigate and respond to natural disasters in the Asia Pacific, please visit http://www.peacewindsamerica.org/. Thank you again for your generous support.
Dr. Charles Aanenson
CEO, Peace Winds America