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[xmca] Fwd: AERA Urges Humanitarian Relief for Japan
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> Date: March 18, 2011 3:21:29 PM MDT
> To: <Kris.Gutierrez@Colorado.EDU>
> Subject: AERA Urges Humanitarian Relief for Japan
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> Dear Colleagues:
> Our hearts go out to the people of Japan in the wake of the recent and devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. Their plight needs and deserves all of our support in the face of the catastrophic events that they and their country are experiencing. The Japanese people are strong and resilient, and we are confident that their indefatigable spirit will sustain them in this hour as well. In the tradition of AERA in the face of disasters home and abroad, we want to ensure that the people of Japan do not need to assume alone the significant economic, health, and social costs resulting from this tragedy. There is substantial and urgent need for search and rescue work, medical help, humanitarian aid, and infrastructure support.
> The American Educational Research Association encourages our membership to donate to emergency relief agencies and to encourage institutions with which you are associated to do the same. Rebuilding and addressing the enormous toll the recent events have had on Japan and its people will be a long-term process. Meanwhile, the American Educational Research Association is reaching out to our members in Japan to see how AERA can additionally help them and their country during this challenging time.
> You can visit the following sites for lists of aid organizations that you might consider. The White House Office of Public Engagement has provided the following:
> Public Donation Information
> The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations. A list of humanitarian organizations that are accepting cash donations for earthquake and tsunami response efforts in Japan can be found at www.interaction.org.
> USAID encourages cash donations because they allow aid professionals to procure the exact items needed (often in the affected region); reduce the burden on scarce resources (such as transportation routes, staff time, warehouse space, etc.); can be transferred very quickly and without transportation costs; support the economy of the disaster-stricken region; and ensure culturally, dietary, and environmentally appropriate assistance.
> More information can be found at:
> USAID: www.usaid.gov
> The Center for International Disaster Information: www.cidi.org or (703) 276-1914
> Information on relief activities of the humanitarian community can be found at www.reliefweb.int.
> Kris D. Gutiérrez Felice J. Levine
> AERA President AERA Executive Director
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