(Homes burned and ships were piled in a mass of debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.)
Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on Friday, March 11, 2011. The magnitude 9.0 quake, followed by a deadly tsunami that slammed into Japan’s coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured. Japan’s Prime Minister called the disaster the country’s worst since World War II. Japan has been one of the top donors for foreign aid by country, and now they need our help. Please make a donation for relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. For the next month, DumboNYC will donate all advertisement proceeds for the Japan quake and tsunami relief fund via the American Red Cross.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s statement on the Japan earthquake and tsunami:
“The devastating earthquake in Japan—one of the worst in recorded history—and the ensuing tsunami have resulted in devastation beyond anyone’s imagination, and our hearts go out to our Japanese brothers and sisters in need. Our proud Brooklyn motto is ‘In Unity There is Strength,’ and Brooklynites have been united once again—as we have been in responding to natural disasters in places such as Haiti, Pakistan and Italy—in opening up their hearts, wallets and pantries to the victims of this catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, as well as their family members here in Brooklyn. For information on donating through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, please visit the Borough President’s website at www.brooklyn-usa.org and click on the “Japan Earthquake Relief” button.”
If you’d like to donate to the Red Cross efforts, text “redcross” to 90999, and you can make a $10 donation to the organization or go online at redcross.org.