The mayor's office released a statement today on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami:
“I am deeply saddened by the recent devastating events in Japan. On behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, I would like to express our sympathy and support for all of those affected by this horrific natural disaster, particularly those in our Sister City of Saitama, Japan, and Mayor Hayato Shimizu.
I encourage all Pittsburgh residents who are able to donate to view the list of worthy organizations below. I am confident that our residents will rise to the occasion and provide assistance to our friends in Japan during their time of great need.”
Mayor Ravenstahl has also coordinated a group donation to the Brother’s Brother Foundation with employees from the Mayor’s Office.
Japan Association of Greater Pittsburgh
c/o Ayako Saito
3112 Ponderosa Dr.
Allison Park, PA 15101-3950
Please write a check to "JAGP" and "For Tohoku earthquake victims" on a memo line of the bottom of your check. Any amount will be accepted.
Brother's Brother Foundation/Japan-American Society of Pa.
1200 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
The Japan-American Society of Pennsylvania has partnered with Brother’s Brother to help the people of Japan.
American Red Cross - Southwestern Pa. Chapter
225 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Write "Pacific" in the memo line to earmark your donation for these relief efforts)
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The charge will appear on your next cell phone bill.
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063-9716
Online: donate.worldvision.org, click "Provide emergency aid"
Text the words "Japan" or "Quake" to 80888 to make a $10 donation. The charge will appear on your next cell phone bill.
Mail: Send your check, marked "Japan earthquake relief" to:
The Salvation Army World Service Office International Relief Fund
PO Box 630728
Baltimore, MD 21263-072800
Catholic Relief Services
228 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-3443
Information: 888-277-7575 or email@example.com://crs.org/japan/