CRS Ready to Respond to Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline. Photo by REUTERS/KYODO Courtesy www.AlertNet.org.

Catholic Relief Service personnel throughout the Pacific are standing ready to assist those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan early Friday morning.

“We know from 2004 the devastating impact that these tsunamis can have,” said Sean Callahan, CRS’ executive vice president for overseas operations. “As with all such disasters, CRS will help people recover from the emergency and stand with them as they recover in the months and years to come.”

Caritas Japan is beginning to assess the needs in that country where the tsunami has caused extensive damage. CRS has programs in the Philippines and Indonesia and works with Caritas Oceania that is active in numerous islands in the Pacific that might be affected. Central American countries where CRS works could also be in danger.

“We will reach out to our Caritas partners to help them in any way we can,” Callahan said.

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Houses swept by a tsunami smolder near Sendai Airport in Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. Photo by REUTERS/KYODO Courtesy www.AlertNet.org.

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13 Responses to “CRS Ready to Respond to Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan”

  1. Sonia Oton Says:

    Gold morning,

    Will you be opening an account to collect funds to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan?

    Thanks,
    SO.

  2. Amy Shankland Says:

    I would also like to donate to an account to help the victims.

    Thank you,

    Amy

  3. Kelly Buchanan Says:

    Hi,

    I’m a junior at a Catholic high school and is there anything we, as a student body, can do to help?

  4. Tiffany F Says:

    Please open a donation account for this tragedy.

    Thank you, Tiffany

  5. Patrick Carney Says:

    There is a donate link on this blog post now.

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  8. Chelsea Says:

    Wow. i would love to do something to help.

  9. Jeff Mallmann Says:

    Please join me in donating through our Catholic Church to offer relief to this devistated people.

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  11. doug Says:

    Donate NOW Help CRS Help Japan

    Thank You CRS for all you do!!!

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  13. Pat Says:

    May Our Lord Jesus Christ fill our brothers and sisters in Japan with His love, peace and comfort to help them face the challenges of this devastation. Let’s all pray to St. Jude for his intercession for hope and courage to fill the Japanese hearts. God Bless us all!

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