Fund to aid Japanese educators

On March 11, Japan was hit with one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, soon followed by a massive tsunami. As all of us have seen in the news, the death and destruction have been enormous. During this time of crisis, NEA is working with Education International (EI) to establish a Solidarity Fund that will assist our colleagues at the Japan Teachers Union (JTU).
EI reports that the prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima have suffered great damage. In addition to the immediate humanitarian needs around shelter and medical care, there will be longer-term needs around rebuilding communities and schools.
NEA is participating in the EI Solidarity Fund, which supports education union members who are negatively impacted by natural and man-made disasters.
To donate, checks should be made out to the National Education Association, with “Japan Earthquake Solidarity Fund” in the memo line.
Checks can be mailed to:
                        Japan Earthquake Solidarity Fund
                        National Education Association
                        1201 16th Street NW, Suite 614
                        Washington, DC 20036
All donations will be directed to EI to provide assistance in Japan. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and good will.  

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