“You can do it, Japan!” Penn Students Raise Funds for Japan Earthquake Relief

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Members of the LL.M. Class of 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania Law School have joined with students from Wharton’s Japan Club to fundraise for earthquake relief efforts in Japan.  The students are selling a t-shirt, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.  Their email (reprinted with permission) appears below.

We are the Japanese LL.M. 2011 students of University of Pennsylvania Law School.

As you might know, the Japanese people are struggling to recover from the unimaginable wreckage and loss of life from the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, which happened on March 11th. Fortunately, all of our family members in Japan are safe, but about 380,000 people are still living in evacuation centers and are in desperate need of basic supplies. In addition to the thousands who lost their lives, more than 10,000 others are still missing.

In cooperation with the Wharton Japan Club, we Japanese law students have decided to do some fundraising in the Law School for the victims of the devastation. We are grateful if you would help us by buying a T-shirt and making a donation online here . Also, you can directly donate through this website here.  All donations and proceeds from the sale of T-shirts will go to the Red Cross, where the money will be used to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

For updates on ways to help, please join this Facebook group. Any assistance you can provide would be most appreciated.

Sincerely,

Japanese LL.M. 2011 students of Penn Law

The t-shirt says in Japanese, “You can do it, Japan!”  The shirts are available for purchase only by residents of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  World-wide donations are being accepted via the FirstGiving website here.  Kudos to the Penn students for putting this together.

-Bridget Crawford

(cross-post from The Faculty Lounge)

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