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Relief to Japan Earthquake SurvivorsMarch 21, 2011
RELIEF TO EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS
Donations to be Passed Directly Through to United Way Affiliates in Japan
NASHVILLE – United Way of Metropolitan Nashville has established a means by which the Nashville community can provide aid to the people of Japan suffering from the effects of the devastating earthquake, the tsunami and the resulting damage. There are several ways to give: To make a donation online, please visit http://www.unitedwaynashville.org/give Send a check to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, 250 Venture Circle, Nashville, TN 37228 Attn: Japan Disaster Relief Text “JAPAN” to UNITED (864833) on your mobile phone to give $10 to United Way for Japan Disaster Relief United Way Worldwide http://www.liveunited.org/japan
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville will waive all administrative fees on donations received locally for Japan Disaster Relief.
“The hearts and minds of United Ways around the world are with the people of Japan,” said Eric Dewey, President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. “Having recently experienced a natural disaster here in Nashville [the May Flood] and due to our partnerships with the Nashville offices of Japan-based corporations Nissan and Bridgestone, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville is specifically concerned with aid efforts to our friends in Japan.
“Despite communications disrupted by the disaster, we have now been successful in connecting with our United Way in Japan - Central Community Chest of Japan,” Dewey said. “They are safe, but they have not been able to contact all of the local Community Chests in disaster-stricken areas. Central Community Chest of Japan has created one central fund and is collaborating closely with government, local businesses and other relief organizations to coordinate response on the ground.”
For more information, please contact:
Ed LeMieux, Senior Director, Donor Engagement and Marketing
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville helps greater Nashville realize its goals of building a great community for everyone through our programs and initiatives that focus on education, financial stability and healthy living. United Way impact is at work every hour of every day all across the community addressing the issues important to all Nashvillians. The “ripple effects” of what United Way does reaches far beyond what any of us could imagine today. Through initiatives such as Read to Succeed, United Way 2-1-1 Helpline, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Restore The Dream Centers and Family Resource Centers delivered at 42 different neighborhood locations across Nashville, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville multiplies the energy and resources of its supporters to enhance the entire community. For additional information, please visit http://www.unitedwaynashville.org.