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Old March 20th 11, 03:46 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Gen
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The following is from a resident of Japan, who is well known to people that
have attended the American Embroidery Conference over the years. This is a
part of her letter describing the need over there. It seems that donations
will reach the critical areas best by following her recommendations. I'm
sure a lot of us want to help, but don't know how. I'm posting her letter
that I received today giving permission to post this.
Gen


Hello my name is Cindy Powers. I live in Kyoto Japan. I saw your message
on the AEC board and thought I would write you directly. I would be so
happy if you helped to publicize the links I gave Dianne for direct aid to
the survivors. Donations made directly to the Japanese sites will reach the
survivors much faster. If any of your friends are on twitter, they can
follow the work being done by Second Harvest
under the twitter name @2HJ_en. If there is any other information that you
would like to pass on to members of your group, please feel free to write me
directly. The survivors need all the help they can get as quickly as they
can get it.


Regards,
Cindy Powers





The situation in the northern prefectures is however quite dire. We have
had a cold snap and return to winter snow. Although there have been
stories
in other earthquakes of people being rescued as much as 10 days later, it
is now accepted that the freezing temperatures in the last two nights would
have killed anybody that had not yet been rescued. The death toll is
phenomenal, but all of these people died because of the quake and tsunami.
They
are not radiation deaths. Among Japanese living in rural areas, there is
a heavy predominance of elderly, those who have made it to shelters are
often without necessary medicines and there is a lack of food, warm clothing
and bedding. I am engaged in food and clothing drives to help these
people.
If you can help in anyway to publicize some of the donation sites, I would
appreciate it. One good site for online donations is:
_http://www.jen-npo.org/en/involved/donate1.php_
(http://www.jen-npo.org/en/involved/donate1.php)
Another group that is focused solely on feeding people is at:
_http://www.2hj.org/index.php/get_involved/donate_money_
(http://www.2hj.org/index.php/get_involved/donate_money)
The donations are denominated in multiples of 1,000 yen which equals about
$12.25~$12.50 depending on the yen fluctuations.



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Old March 20th 11, 04:28 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Pati, in Phx
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Quilters Newsletter is working with the Japanese Patchwork magazine.
THis was posted on the QN blog. Just a thought. Will get with DH and
go through the class samples I have done. Some may end up in Japan.

Pati, in Phx


Quilters Newsletter has long enjoyed a friendship with Patchwork
Tsushin, a leading Japanese quilt magazine. So when Editor in Chief
Naomi Ichikawa emailed to say her magazine is collecting comfort
quilts for those impacted by the recent earthquake in Japan, we wanted
to join the effort. QN will gather quilts from U.S. quiltmakers then
forward them to Naomi and her staff, who will deliver them to those in
need. (If you live outside the United States, email me as indicated
below, and I will provide information on how you can send quilts
directly to Naomi.)

Here’s how you can be part of this important worldwide response:

• Send quilts of any size from baby to adult to:

Dana Jones
Quilters Newsletter
741 Corporate Circle, Suite A
Golden, CO 80401

• Mark your box: “Quilts for Japan.”
• Send quilts as soon as possible and no later than April 30, 2011.
• Enclose your name, address, phone number, and email address with
the quilts.

If you have questions, please email Dana Jones.



On Mar 20, 8:46*am, "Gen" wrote:
The following is from a resident of Japan, *who is well known to people that
have attended the American Embroidery Conference over the years. *This is a
part of her letter describing the need over there. *It seems that donations
will reach the critical areas best by following her recommendations. *I'm
sure a lot of us want to help, but don't know how. *I'm posting her letter
that I received today giving permission to post this.
Gen

Hello my name is Cindy Powers. *I live in Kyoto Japan. *I saw your message
on the AEC board and thought I would write you directly. *I would be so
happy if you helped to publicize the links I gave Dianne for direct aid to
the survivors. *Donations made directly to the Japanese sites will reach the
survivors much faster. *If any of your friends are on twitter, they can
follow the work being done by Second Harvest
under the twitter name @2HJ_en. *If there is any other information that you
would like to pass on to members of your group, please feel free to write me
directly. *The survivors need all the help they can get as quickly as they
can get it.

Regards,
Cindy Powers

The situation in the northern prefectures is however quite dire. We *have
had a cold snap and return to winter snow. *Although there have been
stories
in other earthquakes of people being rescued as much as 10 days later, *it
is now accepted that the freezing temperatures in the last two nights would
have killed anybody that had not yet been rescued. *The death toll is
phenomenal, but all of these people died because of the quake and tsunami..
They
are not radiation deaths. *Among Japanese living in rural areas, *there is
a heavy predominance of elderly, those who have made it to shelters are
often without necessary medicines and there is a lack of food, warm clothing
and *bedding. *I am engaged in food and clothing drives to help these
people.
If you can help in anyway to publicize some of the donation sites, I would
appreciate it. *One good site for online donations is:
_http://www.jen-npo.org/en/involved/donate1.php_
(http://www.jen-npo.org/en/involved/donate1.php)
Another group that is focused solely on feeding people is at:
_http://www.2hj.org/index.php/get_involved/donate_money_
(http://www.2hj.org/index.php/get_involved/donate_money)
The donations are denominated in multiples of 1,000 yen which equals about
$12.25~$12.50 depending on the yen fluctuations.


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Old March 21st 11, 02:24 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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On 21/03/2011 14:04, Polly Esther wrote:
I've pondered 'how to help' a lot and decided to contribute through
what's categorized as a 'faith based' organization. After Katrina, the
churches and church groups were quickly here and knew how to help.
Probably I've been more cautious about just 'donating' because of what's
happened in Haiti. Enormous funds were raised and what? Lost?
Misappropriated? tied up in gov't boggles? Don't know but obviously lots
of money was never able to be turned into real assistance.
There's also the Red Cross. We used to think of them as not very
effective but Katrina taught us better. There was one dear worker who
distributed apples, Oreos and puppy biscuits every day on a difficult
route in temps above 100°. Maybe they're not perfect but they are
really, really good. Polly


Often the basics can be provided, but the thoughtful and frivolous
extras like this make a day work enduring when you are in such dire
need. Everyone needs a treat and a smile.

The Sally Army frequently provided a van with tea and biscuits for the
firemen and the like during the Blitz here in London and other cities.
That cherry cup, the smile, the treat without anything in return was
sometimes all that was needed to turn hell into something you thought
you might survive.


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