Japanese Club Raises Funds for Tsunami Relief
Posted: June 15, 2011
The Japanese Club at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) has presented a check for $2,277 to Mercy Corps and its longstanding partner, Peace Winds. The donation will be used by the Oregon Japan Relief Fund to help survivors of the March 2011 tsunami and earthquakes.
“We sold T-shirts, bracelets, magnets and other donated items,” said Corie Mallen, club president. “All 15 members worked hard to support the cause, as did our instructors and advisers. Everyone wanted to do as much as they could to raise money for the people of Japan.”
Upon accepting the check, a representative for Mercy Corps said, “We are grateful for the donations by the Japan Club at MHCC. Your open hearts have made a big difference in the lives of so many, during Japan’s hour of need.”
According to Mercy Corps, the donation from MHCC will go a long way toward helping the people of Japan: $25 provides a student in a shelter with school supplies; $35 provides a set of toys; and $75 provides household supplies.
There are still more than 90,000 people in emergency shelters in Japan after the earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster.