On March 11, 2011 a large earthquake of a magnitude ofÂ 9.0 hit northern Japan, causing huge fires, landslides, radiation leaks, and widespread infrastructure damage as well as generating tsunamis in several regions.
The â€œJETAA USA Japan Earthquake Relief Fundâ€ is the official relief fund of the all-volunteer Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Association of America (JETAA USA). JET alumni have experience living and working in communities across Japan, so the disaster has struck very close to home. All 19 JET alumni chapters across the U.S. are currently working together to raise funds to aid in the disaster relief and recovery efforts. The JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is collecting donations on behalf ofÂ JETAA USA for the earthquake relief effort in Japan.
JETAANY is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizationÂ under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and PayPal has graciously offered to waive all transaction fees from March 11 to April 10. The proceeds will go to supporting earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Japan and fees related to administering the fund.
For more information, please visit www.jetaausa.com/fund