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Slack Space Colchester is organising a 12 hour fundraising gig in aid of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Every penny raised on, and before, the day will go to support this organisation.
The gig will take place on Saturday 19 March beetween 12pm and 12am at Slack Space Colchester.
You can get up to date details on our facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131584030246409
We need bands and performers for the event, if you can help email firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund
You can find their page here http://www.justgiving.com/project/1787325
They describe their work as follows. At the time of writing they have already raised over £100,000 to help the victims of the disaster.
Tsunami waves caused major destruction in northern Japan. Trains have been shut down across the country and current estimates are 1000+ people have died. We are working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support. Our partners on the ground are working hard to provide immediate relief. We will post more details of the specific use of funds as soon as possible. All donors will get email updates on how their funds have been used.How will this project solve the problem?
This project will disburse funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. GlobalGiving is working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground.What is the potential long-term impact of this project?
Major disasters always require a huge amount of international support to provide relief and long term recovery efforts. In the case of Japan, these initial funds will help survivors and victims get necessary services.
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