Photo via Kyodo News distributed by AP
Our hearts and thoughts go out to Japan as it faces extraordinary challenges. While Japan is doing an amazing job in responding to the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami, deploying 100,000 troops, it needs the world’s support – and we have an important chance to stand alongside the Japanese people.
Acumen Fund has a strong community in Japan, from our Japan chapter to the Tokyo Foundation and Eiji Press. They have supported us in countless ways through the years, always with warmth, passion, and grace. We send all of our friends as well as the families of everyone affected our deepest thoughts and prayers.
If you’d like to assist with relief efforts in the country, we recommend the following groups doing good work on the ground:
Our editor for The Blue Sweater in Japan wrote to us earlier today, saying, “Please pray for suffered people, but don’t worry about our resilience. I believe in it.”
We believe, too. And we all must act together.