How you can help Japanese earthquake victims

All Penn students, faculty and staff in Japan during the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami are reported to be safe and sound.

 How you can help Japanese earthquake victims

“The Penn community is tremendously grateful that all students, faculty and staff who were in Japan during the earthquake and tsunami are reported to be safe, uninjured and making their way back to campus. Now, our attention must turn to how we can help the Japanese people recover from this tragic event,” says Penn President Amy Gutmann.

The University has compiled a list of relief organizations that are helping direct aid to those most in need. The list can be found on the Penn homepage and includes contact information for Doctors Without Borders Japan, the American Red Cross, the Japan Society, the Salvation Army, Save the Children and ShelterBox.

In addition, the page contains links to several on-campus resources, including Counseling and Psychological Services, the Office of the Chaplain, the Vice Provost for University Life, the Office of International Programs and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

Visit the page for updated information on future campus events and fundraisers related to the devastation in Japan.

“We are just beginning to understand the magnitude of damage and human loss caused by the largest earthquake in Japan’s history and the tsunami that it triggered,” Gutmann says. “As the scope of the widespread devastation becomes increasingly clear, I know the Penn community will galvanize to help the tens of thousands who are suffering.”

Originally published on March 17, 2011