EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND
(FAIRHAVEN, MA) – The Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society has established a relief fund for the survivors of the massive 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami, which killed untold thousands and destroyed many coastal communities in northern Japan on March 10, 2011.
“The scale of the disaster and the depth of human loss and suffering are almost beyond comprehension,” said Gerry Rooney, the Society’s president. “In the spirit of Captain Whitfield and John Manjiro, we are compelled to respond to this emergency in whatever small way we can, in solidarity with our Japanese friends,” he said.
Checks of any amount will be accepted, made payable to “WMFS” with the memo “Earthquake Relief” and mailed to: Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society, 11 Cherry Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
“All proceeds will be sent to the Society’s sister city of Tosashimizu, Japan, in order to reassure them that we share their loss and join their efforts during this trying time. We will call upon their judgment to forward the donations to the most appropriate agency to assist in the recovery effort.” Mr. Rooney said.
Tosashimizu is located in southern Japan on the island of Shikoku and was not impacted by the earthquake and tsunami.
Contributions are tax-deductible. The Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Museum Opening in May, 2009
For information on the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House, email Gerry Rooney at Gerry@WMFriendshipHouse.org or call 508-995-1219.
See photos of the visit of Dr. Hinohara to Fairhaven in May of 2008
Past Manjiro Festivals