Japan Earthquake Financial Request

April 14, 2011, 10:15 AM EST


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The strongest recorded earthquake in Japan has triggered the country's worst disaster of the post-war era.

The Tohoku Pacific Earthquake and resulting tsunami took the lives of tens of thousands of people on March 11, 2011. The subsequent radiation leaks from the badly damaged Fukushima nuclear plant has further resulted in hundreds of thousands of people being evacuated from the area. The long-term consequences of this ongoing crisis are unknown, but will have major lasting repercussions for the region.

"As Japan suffers the effects of this devastating earthquake, we are all deeply moved by the strength and dignity of the people in this time of crisis," CAW President Ken Lewenza said. As Japan begins the long road to recovery, Lewenza stressed the importance of supporting relief and rebuilding efforts.

In an April 8 letter for Japan relief support, Lewenza encouraged contributions to the CAW Social Justice Fund.

Please make cheques payable to CAW SJF Japan Earthquake/Tsunamis Fund and mail to: International Department, CAW-Canada, 205 Placer Court, Toronto, On M2H 3H9.

Tax receipts will be issued, where appropriate. For more information, please visit: http://www.caw.ca/en/10043.htm

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