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Nakamura sets up charity benefit for Japan

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Ravens safety Haruki Nakamura has organized a benefit in the Baltimore area to help support the earthquake and tsunami victims of Japan.

As I wrote last week, it’s an issue that resonates personally.   We laud Nakamura for doing something to help.

The event will include autographs from Nakamura and other players like Joe Flacco, who will be providing autographs.  For more information on the event on April 2, check the Ravens website.

Anyone looking for a great charity to help those in need in Japan can look at Peace Winds.

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7 Responses to “Nakamura sets up charity benefit for Japan”
  1. pjofar77 says: Mar 23, 2011 6:07 PM

    Peace Winds is fantastic. I work for Mercy Corps and we have a long partnership with them and are working with them for current relief. Great organization.

  2. obamaczarofussa says: Mar 23, 2011 6:39 PM

    I’d love to know the total amount of money the japanese raised for the victims of hurricane katrina..My guess is a grand total of zero.

  3. chipwade says: Mar 23, 2011 6:59 PM

    PFT should set up a charity as well with all of the traffic that goes through here.

  4. easy206 says: Mar 23, 2011 7:43 PM

    Or you could go to http://www.thstht.com and buy a Japan t-shirt where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.

  5. imoustim says: Mar 23, 2011 7:43 PM

    http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-english/2005/September/20050915165123ajesrom9.768313e-02.html

    Japan has pledged more than $1.5 million in private donations. The government of Japan has donated $200,000 in cash to the American Red Cross and some $800,000 in relief supplies — from blankets to generators — already are arriving to aid the most needy. Japanese firms with operations in the United States have donated some $12 million in total, including Honda Motor Corporation ($5 million), Hitachi ($1 million) and Nissan (more than $750,000).

    The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo was overwhelmed by the generosity of one Japanese individual — Takashi Endo — who donated $1 million from his personal funds to Katrina relief efforts. Endo said he was moved when, during a business trip to London, he saw a televised report about a mother separated from her children in the chaos of the flooding in New Orleans. The story so disturbed him he could not sleep that night; the next morning he resolved to do something to help.

    Yuji Takahashi, president and chief executive officer of the Japan Petroleum Exploration Company Ltd., which has operations off the coast of Louisiana, donated $100,000 to U.S. federal government hurricane relief efforts. Takahashi said that when he learned of the destruction caused by the hurricane, he felt as if his own family had been affected.

    feeling less ignorant obamaczarofussa?

  6. terrellblowens says: Mar 23, 2011 7:58 PM

    Classy move. Also, he has one of the greatest names in football

  7. MossMoon2Packers says: Mar 24, 2011 1:20 PM

    You, obamaczarofussa (“I’d love to know the total amount of money the japanese raised for the victims of hurricane katrina..My guess is a grand total of zero.”), are ignorant and classless.

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