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The City of West Hollywood is encouraging residents and businesses to do what they can to help the people of Japan as they recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

“On behalf of the City of West Hollywood, I want to express my heartfelt sympathies and support to the people of Japan and others who have been affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami. We also send our condolences to the families and friends of those who have loss their lives to the disaster, ” said West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman.

“I also want to personally encourage our residents and businesses to join in the efforts to help the people impacted by this disaster in any way they can,” Mayor Heilman continued. “We will include information on the City of West Hollywood’s website on how you can help. Unfortunately, this is also a painful remainder to us all to make sure we are prepared for an emergency in our own lives.”

The city has provided the following list of suggested organizations:

  • AMERICAN RED CROSS: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. Donate here.
  • GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Donate here.
  • SAVE THE CHILDREN: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter. Donate here.
  • OXFAM USA: Oxfam is poised to respond if disaster strikes vulnerable countries in its path. Donate here.
  • AMERICARES: Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region. Donate here.
  • CONVOY OF HOPE: Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance. Donate here.
  • INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities. Donate here.
  • SHELTER BOX: The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort. Donate here.
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