Japan relief

QUILTS FOR JAPAN FROM LEMON GROVE SOROPTIMISTS

 

 

April 23, 2011 (Lemon Grove)—Soroptimist International of Lemon Grove recently created and shipped four handmade quilts to their sister club, Soroptimist International of Yamaguchi, which will auction the quilts on May 8 at a special bazaar. Proceeds will benefit displaced victims of the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation disaster in Japan which have left over a half million people homeless.

DISASTER RELIEF FUND TO AID JAPAN SET UP BY SAN DIEGO-YOKOHAMA SISTER CITY SOCIETY

 

"You may remember that when the City of San Diego experienced the devastating wildfires in 2007, the citizens of Yokohama donated over one million yen to the Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund." -- Harry Bishop, San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Society

 

March 21, 2011 (San Diego) – Victims of the 2007 wildfires our region received help from San Diego's sister city, Yokahama Japan. Now, some local residents are seeking to give back to Japanese people in need. The San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Society is establishing a disaster relief fund for victims of the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

 

“We are asking everyone to join us to help those who lost loved ones, homes, and communities to this disaster,” Harry Bishop told East County Magazine.

SAN-DIEGO BASED AIRCRAFT CARRIER PASSES THROUGH RADIOACTIVE PLUME; CAPTAIN ASSURES ALL PERSONNEL SAFE

 

By Miriam Raftery

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March 14, 2011 (San Diego) – The U.S. S. Ronald Reagan, an aircraft carrier based out of San Diego, has repositioned after detecting radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Japan that has undergone a partial meltdown. According to Captain Thom Burke, commanding officer, all personnel aboard are “safe and healthy.”

 

The ship has been deployed to assist in relief efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, which has left an estimated 10,000 dead and many more missing in Japan.

DONATIONS SOUGHT AS RELIEF EFFORTS MOUNT TO HELP SURVIVORS OF 9.1 QUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN JAPAN

 

By Jeremy Los

 

March 12, 2011 (San Diego) -- The massive 9.1 earthquake-fourth worst in recorded history--and subsequent tsunami in Japan Friday has left the world reeling. More than 1,300  are dead, Modern Tokyo Times reports, and 88,000 missing according to Business News. Today, 150,000 have been evacuated due to emergencies at nuclear reactors.