Haiti Donation Update

This is an update for you on the status of the donations you made to Haiti at the last NagaZasshi party. We recently received a confirmation email from the Canadian Red Cross, which you can read at the end of this message. We decided to donate through the Canadian Red Cross because the Canadian government vowed to match any donation made to Canadian charitable organizations between Jan. 12 and Feb. 12, 2010.

We collected about 47,000 yen in donations at the party, and with a few more donations within the next week or so, we ended up with an even 50,000 yen. Since the Canadian government matched donations dollar for dollar, we were able to send roughly $1,000 in relief aid to Haiti.)

Our donation was made on Feb. 7, 2010, with the help of one of our friendly Canadian neighbors living in Nagasaki-ken.

Thanks again to everyone who came to our party at Neutral+, especially those who contributed to our Haiti relief bucket! Your generosity will provide people with much needed assistance after such a devastating earthquake.

-The NagaZasshi Team

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Dear donor,

Thank you for supporting the Canadian Red Cross in our Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Your support has allowed us to send urgently need aid, support and most importantly hope to Haiti.

Your generosity has allowed the Red Cross to:

* Send over 2,600 metric tonnes of relief items to Haiti
* Distribute 1 million litres of water to 200,000 people each day
* Provide medical care to over 9,600 people so far, including urgently needed psychosocial support
* Provide relief items such as blankets, kitchen tools, tarps, jerry cans and hygiene items to over 122,000 people

A look to the future

The earthquake has affected approximately 3 million people. Your support has allowed us to provide urgently needed help, and will ensure that the Canadian Red Cross is there for the people of Haiti in the challenging months and years ahead. An in-depth analysis of the long-term needs of Haiti is currently being conducted by the Red Cross to determine how to rebuild the nation and make it stronger, healthier and more resilient.

The Canadian Red Cross Online

If you are interested in encouraging others to give, please click here to find out how to set up a personalized fundraising web page for the Red Cross. For more information on Canadian Red Cross Haiti relief efforts please visit www.redcross.ca/haiti2010 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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