Worldwide Relief Efforts Follow Disaster in Japan


On March 11, 2011, an unbelievable 8.9 earthquake occurred Japan. This earthquake caused a tsunami to strike North-Eastern Japan, off the Pacific coast causing severe widespread damage.  Not long after this tragedy hit, relief efforts began across America and other parts of the world. American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children, Mercy Corps, Salvation Army World Service Office, and many, many more organizations are all contributing in the effort of helping tsunami victims. This disaster has touched many around the world and many brand names and celebrities have made donations. Gwen Stefani donated $1 million dollars to Save the Children and Tory Burch and other brands also support Japan relief efforts. Tory Burch is having 100 percent of their proceeds of every Japan Relief T-shirt go to the American Red Cross.  It amazes me the amount of effort being put in to help those in need at this time.

Meghan Gleeson

Sources: PBS | NYdailynews | justluxe

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