Japan Relief Fund

By:    Japanese Community Coalition of Houston on March 22, 2011
 
As we are all aware, the Northeastern region of Japan has recently been afflicted with catastrophic disasters.  The earthquake and tsunami have left many people homeless, lacking food and water and in need of basic supplies.  In an effort to demonstrate support for those impacted by these disasters, the four Japanese Community Organizations in Houston (Japan-America Society of Houston, Japan Business Association of Houston,   Japanese Association of Greater  Houston, and the Japanese American Citizens League Houston Chapter)have united together to form the “Japanese Community Coalition of Houston (JCCH)” to provide support to Japan and organize a method by which monetary donations can be collected and remitted directly to  the local authorities in Japan for use in aid to the impacted regions of Japan.  America and Japan have had a long history of supporting one another and now, more than ever before, Japan and its people are in need of our support. 
 
All donations raised for this endeavor will be used to fund the “Japan Relief Fund”.  This Fund will combine all donations received by each respective organization, which will then be transferred to the Consulate-General of Japan at Houston office.  The Consulate-General of Japan at Houston office will subsequently remit the combined donations directly to the Japan Red Cross for use in the relief efforts for Northeastern Japan.  All contributions are tax-deductible. Also, at the upcoming annual Japan Festival on April 9th & 10th, JCCH will adopt the slogan “Ganbare Japan, We are with you” as an expression of our support for Japan and will also provide festival visitors with further opportunities to give donations to help the Japanese people.

To contribute to the Japan Relief Fund, you may mail your checks to any one of the organizations’ addresses listed below.  Please make checks payable to the respective organization and be sure to reference “Japan Relief Fund” in the memo field.  For more information, please visit the websites of the respective organizations. 

Thank you very much for your consideration of this most urgent  and important matter.

Please make your check payable to any one of the following organizations:
 

The Japan-America Society of Houston   
4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 220       
Houston, TX  77027
Tel: (713)-963-0121

Make check payable to:
The Japan-America Society of Houston


www.jashouston.org   


JBA Houston Foundation, Inc.   
12651 Briar Forest Drive, Suite 105
Houston, TX  77077
Tel: (281)-531-4018   

Make check payable to:
JBAHF EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND

www.jbahouston.org

Japanese Association of Greater Houston
P.O. Box 22499
Houston, TX  77227-2499
Tel: (713)-818-2326
Make check payable to:
Japanese Association of Greater Houston


www.jagh.org

Japanese American Citizens League
Houston Chapter
4302 Waynesboro, Houston, TX 77035
Tel: (713)-729-7808
Make check payable to:
JACL Houston

www.jacl-houston.org