Mercy Corps is accepting donations to help survivors of Japan's earthquake and tsunami through our longstanding partner, Peace Winds Japan. Your donation will be used to meet immediate and longer-term needs of earthquake survivors.
Mercy Corps is working with Peace Winds, which is rushing teams to the most affected areas with shelter materials, water and other relief items. Mercy Corps emergency responders in the region stand ready to support Peace Winds' efforts.
In the last decade, Mercy Corps and Peace Winds have jointly responded to several disasters, including the 2003 earthquake in Bam, Iran, and Hurricane Katrina
Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Over the last five years, Mercy Corps has used 88% of its resources for programs that help people in need. America's premier charity evaluator gives Mercy Corps four stars in organizational efficiency.
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), dedicated to the support of people in distress, threatened by conflict, poverty, or other turmoil. With its headquarters in Japan, PWJ has been active in various parts of the world.
The basic concept of PWJ has been "to provide necessary support to people in need" since its establishment in l996. Beyond national boundaries, PWJ has carried out support activities for refugees who fled their countries, domestic refugees who suffer in their own countries, disaster victims and poverty-stricken people, regardless of their ethnic background, political stance, religion or faith.
Please visit http://www.mercycorps.org/ and http://www.peace-winds.org/en/ for additional Info. Thank you & God bless!