We all looked on as the disastrous events of March 11th unfolded in the Tohoku region of Japan, and collectively our hearts sank. For those of us who have family and friends in Japan, it was a time of great sorrow and worry. But, in the aftermath of great tragedy can and has come great good. Little time has passed since the earthquake and tsunami shook the Tohoku region, but the world has responded with overwhelming support for the people of Japan. RMJETAA, being a member organization comprised of professionals who lived and worked in Japan, will be joining in the effort to help those people and towns most affected by this disaster. As the dust settles, there will be many opportunities for you to offer your support to organizations sending relief to Japan, and I would like to personally invite you to join with us in these efforts. JETAA is currently collecting donations on a national level, and if you would like to be a part of the JET Alumni response to the earthquake and tsunami, please go to the following website for details on how you can donate:
Also, RMJETAA is planning to hold a benefit event that highlights the music of Japan in late April or early May. The proceeds of this event will go directly to the relief effort. There are many other local and national ongoing efforts happening, so please give your full support to Japan in this time of great need. Thank you, and may Japan and its people have a speedy recovery!
President JETAA Rocky Mountain Chapter