Rotary Supports Japan Disaster

A street collection by members of the Cranleigh Rotary Club, supported by staff from the local Rikkyo School and their families, collected over £3000 in aid of ‘The Rotary Japan and Pacific Island 2011 Disaster Fund’. Japan disaster collection March2011

The representatives of the Rikkyo School provided displays and leaflets which gave details of the after-effects of the earthquake and the tsunami on the Japanese people and their homeland. Their gifts of colourful examples of origami were also popular with donors.

“Our grateful thanks go to the people of Cranleigh and the surrounding area for their overwhelming generosity,” said Rotarian David Reed.

‘The Rotary Japan and Pacific Island 2011 Disaster Fund’ has been established by Rotary International to provide aid for the long term recovery of the areas affected by the magnitude 9 earthquake and the tsunami. The fund will support sustainable projects in the disaster zone, such as the building of hospitals and schools.

The Rotary Clubs in the UK are also helping, through their counterparts in Japan, with the immediate aftermath of the disaster by providing Shelter Boxes, each containing an all-weather tent and emergency equipment for up to 10 people, and Water Boxes, which supply filtrated clean water.