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03-11-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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Quake In Japan

Hey Pentaxians & Adam, maybe we could start something for donation to Japan even if it is small it can help.

03-11-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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The first thing I thought about when I read about it this morning was the people at Pentax. I really do hope everyone is okay there. The Red Cross will be getting in there shortly and Obama has already sent some stuff to cool their reactor down. They will need stuff but it's probably better to wait till we know a bit more about what they're going to need and who to go through than just send money regardless.

If any of you want to donate now I'd suggest a personal donation to the Red Cross earmarked for Japan. That will probably help folks in Japan far more quickly than doing it any other way. My heartfelt prayers are with all the people over there. I've been wishing the best for you all, all day, and will continue to do so.

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This is very sad! Very sad indeed. The people of New Zealand are only just getting over the immediate shock of their quake, and then it happens again somewhere else in the world! :-(

I suppose the only consolation is that both these countries of some of the most wealth in the world, with good contingency planning, rescue services and medical care.

God bless!
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I'm Polish. The news saddened us greatly here. I hope Japan will receive serious international help as soon as possible.


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If you're in the US and would like to donate to help any victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I would recommend making the donation to the American Red Cross. They set up a fund specifically for this disaster, and you can be assured your money will go towards helping those in need.

You can donate $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999, or you can donate another amount by visiting the Red Cross' online donation site at https://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?idb=0&5052.donation=form1&df_id=5052

If you're in another country, you can donate online to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which encapsulates all the various international Red Cross or Red Crescent organizations around the world: http://www.ifrc.org/en/get-involved/donate/donation/

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Unfortunately a catastrophe like this will surely affect all of Japan's industries and businesses, Pentax included. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.
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My good will and compassion goes to all affected by this dissaster. And I also hope that international help will reach japan as soon as possible.
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I was in an office building in Yokohama (part of the Tokyo area) yesterday when the 8.9 quake struck.... it was difficult to stay on your feet!!!

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I guess all of the industries will have a big time to work it up again. Hopefully they get back as soon as possible with the help of the neighboring countries. This would be difficult if the aftershocks of minimum 5 to 6 still happen every now and then. Our Prayers to those affected.
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I was up early watching the news when the first live video started to be shown. The clips of people desperately trying to run away from the wave was horrific. Our thoughts and prayers to all.
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It definitely is a devastating situation. Cameras take a back seat when life is at stake. We are thinking and praying for those in need.
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It's real catastrophe. I feel sorry for Japanese.
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all those effected are in my thoughts and prayers... words can never express the gravity of this natural disaster.... dave m
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QuoteOriginally posted by inferno10 Quote
If you're in the US and would like to donate to help any victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I would recommend making the donation to the American Red Cross. They set up a fund specifically for this disaster, and you can be assured your money will go towards helping those in need.
And DealNews is one place that is matching donations to the Red Cross:

dealnews Will Match Up to $25,000 in donations for Japan Relief
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At times like this we should all come together to offer our support, concern and those who believe in God should also be praying for those going through such a horrific tragedy. Our thoughts are with our Japanese friends.

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