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With the death toll rising and expected to surpass 10,000, the devastation left from last Thursday’s earthquake and tsunami has not only affected the citizens of Japan but many Americans in the United States.
From the radiation leakage and evacuations to the thousands of destroyed homes, buildings & dreams, Japan has suffered through the biggest earthquake in its country’s history.
Here at AMP we want to do everything that we can to make sure we help those in need and we want to encourage you to join in the efforts!
As the days go on, the results of the devastating earthquake continue to detioriate, which is highlighted in this video taken from Japanese Self Defense Force helicopter over Fukishima:
For those who want to help with the worldwide disaster relief, it’s as easy as texting to donate.
With Southern California being home to the largest Japanese-American community in the United States, there are tons of events happening all across the Southland that are working to help with the relief and recovery in Japan.
Last night, Kevin Nealon hosted “Stand Up for Japan” at the Laugh Factory alongside other comedians such as Tommy Davidson, to give some comic relief while 100% of the proceeds went to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Response Fund.
Today, the Red Cross will be hosting a One-Day Donation Drive at the Los Angeles City Hall with Council member Jan Perry where Angelenos can drive-by and drop off donations; it ends at 6pm today, so be sure to get over there!
Tomorrow, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) in Little Tokyo will hold a hope and memorial service for victims of the earthquake and tsunami. The service and community gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the JACCC Plaza at:244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
This event will be open to the public and there will be representatives on-site from the Japan disaster relief funds for individuals who wish to make a contribution.
Also happening tomorrow is a Japan Earthquake Relief Benefit concert in Little Tokyo at theJapanese Village Plaza
335 E. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, California 90012
The concert, put on with the help of Studio City Sound, will be held from noon to 9 p.m. and guest there will also be given the opportunity to donate directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Lastly, on Saturday, March 26th, AMP Radio’s very own overnight DJ Seena and the AMPtourage will be at Torrance High School from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to help with their very own Japan Relief Fundraiser.
They will have a donation drop-off drive-through on-site along with two delicious food trucks, the Nom Nom Truck & Cool Haus! AMP’s resident DJ Kryp2nite will be spinning the hottest AMP music while the AMPtourage will be giving out free swag.
By donating your time and money, you can make a difference and help the thousands in Japan that need your help. This devastating disaster has affected over half a million lives and now is the time to come together.