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Volunteers Needed for Japan Multicultural Relief Fund



Join our efforts to support survivors of the recent disasters in Japan from the Bay Area!!

Dear friends,

Eclipse Rising (ER)* and Japan Pacific Resource Network (JPRN)** have come together and established Japan Multicultural Relief Fund to support the victims and survivors of escalating tragedy in Japan in the wake of the earthquakes and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Our goal is to provide aid to those who can be neglected and underrepresented in receiving disaster aids from the Japanese government or mainstream non-profit organizations. After careful assessment, we have determined the recipient organizations in Japan that serve these vulnerable people and communities in the disaster-struck regions. As of March 22, 2011, six grassroots organizations in Japan have been confirmed as interested parties to accept the financial support via the Japan Multicultural Relief Fund. We are currently working on logistics.  Please visit our website (http://www.jprn.org/relieffund.html) to see the list of the organizations, as well as resources including a glossary of terms related to “minorities” in Japan and various information available in English.

This fund is now endorsed by Peace Development Fund, and supported by San Francisco Board of Supervisors and major philanthropic organizations including Levi Strauss Foundation, in addition to individual donors.

We are writing today to ask you to join our effort by volunteering for us. We are looking for RELIABLE volunteers who have experience and/or skills in the following tasks:

*website administration: updating the website using Dreamweaver

*mailing: printing and sending thank-you letters to the donors

*other administrative tasks that may come up


In order to volunteer for this fund, you must:

*be reliable and responsible

*be able to work on a timely manner

*be able to work with minimal instruction and supervision

*be able to come to the office in Oakland (mailing only)

Japanese language ability is strongly preferred for volunteer working on website administration.

If you are interested in volunteering, please submit the volunteer intake application to EclipseRising@gmail.com with “VOLUNTEER” in the Subject line. You can download the application at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you.

In community,

Haruki Eda and Kei Fischer
Volunteer Coordinators
Japan Multicultural Relief Fund


*Eclipse Rising is a US-based Zainichi Korean group founded in the winter of 2008, by a diverse group of Zainichi Koreans who came together to recognize and celebrate the rich and unique history of Koreans in Japan, promote Zainichi community development, peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula, and work for social justice for around the world in solidarity with all minorities of Japan.
More at :https://sites.google.com/site/eclipserising/home

**JPRN was established as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in California in 1985. JPRN has worked closely with the various grassroots community organizations in the United States and Japan as a "bridge" between the non-profit sectors of both countries, to support a growing bi-national civil society.
More at: http://jprn.org/

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Haruki Eda,
Mar 25, 2011, 5:37 PM
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Haruki Eda,
Mar 25, 2011, 5:37 PM
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