On March 11, Japan was hit with one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, soon followed by a massive tsunami. The death and destruction have been enormous. During this time of crisis, NEA is working with Education International (EI) to establish a Solidarity Fund that will assist our colleagues at the Japan Teachers Union (JTU).
EI reports that the prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima have suffered great damage. In addition to the immediate humanitarian needs around shelter and medical care, there will be longer-term needs around rebuilding communities and schools.
NEA is participating in the EI Solidarity Fund, which support education union members who are negatively impacted by natural and man-made disasters.
To donate, checks should be made out to the National Education Association, with “Japan Earthquake Solidarity Fund” in the memo line.
Checks can be mailed to:
Japan Earthquake Solidarity Fund
National Education Association
1201 16th Street NW, Suite 614
Washington DC 20036
All donations will be directed to EI to provide assistance in Japan.