“Hope Love for Japan” Relief Project for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Response
with matching funds from The Miner Foundation
The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011 has had a devastating impact on the local communities in the Tohoku region, has caused disruption throughout Japan, and has had global repercussions. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected with hopes for a strong recovery.
To assist in the relief and recovery, The Miner Foundation is supporting “Hope Love for Japan”. Kay Yoshida, the founder of Hope Love for Japan describers the mission:
I formed “Hope Love for Japan” specifically to support the efforts of smaller on-the-ground nonprofit organizations (NPOs) that are nimble and quick. Our mission is to send goods and cash to NPOs closing working with evacuees.
The Miner Foundation is providing organizational support during the setup of Hope Love for Japan and has pledged to match the first $25,000 in donations.
Smaller nonprofit organizations are the ones really doing the groundwork, removing junk from streets and playgrounds, cleaning up mud from people's houses, and providing hot meals to evacuees.
As of today, we have selected seven different nonprofit organizations. We will closely communicate with these organizations and send much needed goods, which change daily.
Our organization partnered with Yamato Transport U.S.A. Menlo Park blanch. Yamato Transport U.S.A. is giving us a significant discount on shipping costs.
Since we are sending goods by air, we carefully select lightweight items that make sense to ship via air. Please contact me directly when offering large quantity of goods.
The first shipment was sent on April 7, 2011. Items included, Cheerios, Protein Bars, Raisin, Nuts, work gloves, underwear, and socks.
Please check our ‘More Goods Needed’ link for what we are collecting.
There are examples of five organizations we support. Read more details
Hope Love for Japan is happy to visit your organization to present what is happening on the ground.
If you are educational organization, we are happy to provide ideas for your fundraising effort.
* 100% of our funds, goods, and effort go directly to people and organizations in the affected area. The Miner Foundation is a US IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable foundation.
Kay Yoshida, Director
Hope Love for Japan
Email: Kay.Yoshida at gmail.com
On behalf of “Hope Love for Japan”, The Miner Foundation and SunBridge, we thank you for your generous support.
About The Miner Foundation
The Miner Foundation (www.minerfoundation.org) is a US IRS 501c(3) tax-exempt charitable foundation established by Allen Miner, Chairman and CEO of SunBridge Corporation.
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About SunBridge Corporation
SunBridge Corporation (www.sunbridge.com) is a venture capital and professional services firm with offices in Japan and the US. SunBridge cofounded Salesforce.com Japan. Before founding SunBridge, Allen Miner founded Oracle Japan.