Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11. The magnitude (9.0) of the quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the small island nation, leaving huge devastation in its tragic wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured; almost half a million people are homeless.
Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. We are extremely happy to announce that we have teamed up with UMCOR, a charitable organization that is supporting the victims of this tragic event by providing assistance includes providing direct emergency relief, medical services, emotional counseling, and food delivery and storage.
We are raising money to support UMCOR’s efforts through our retail store and online donations. For every order placed for this April 2011 charity month, we will donate a dollar. We hope you consider matching our donation at the checkout when you place orders from us.
SOURCE: Yahoo! News Blog
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