Japan Tsunami Appeal, March, 2011
A ferocious tsunami spawned by the biggest earthquake ever recorded in Japan (and the fifth worst in the world since 1900) slammed the country’s eastern coast on Friday, killing at least 1000 people, sweeping away houses, boats and cars across cities and farmlands.
Japanese police officials said the toll was at least 1000 with 300 bodies found in Sendai, a port city in northeastern Japan and the closest large population to the epicenter. The full extent of injuries weren’t known and the toll is feared to rise substantially.
Walls of water whisked away houses and cars in central Japan, where terrified residents fled the coast. Train services were shut down across central and northern Japan, including Tokyo, and air travel was severely disrupted. A ship carrying over 100 people was swept away by the tsunami, Kyodo News Reported.
Even for a country used to earthquakes, this one was horrific because of the tsunami that swallowed everything in its path as it surged several kilometers inland before retreating. The apocalyptic images of surging water and uncontrolled conflagrations broadcast by Japanese TV resembled scenes from a Hollywood disaster movie.
SEWA INTERNATIONAL Bharat, having been at the forefront of many disaster relief projects and with wide experience in rehabilitation, launches this appeal to help and provide succor to these unfortunate victims. Your support will help reduce the sufferings of the people in the Tsunami hit Japan.
For further information please contact: Telephone: +91-11-23232850, 23684445
Please send your generous donations to:
49, Deendayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi – 110002
Bank Account Details
Sewa International, Account No.- 10080533326, State Bank of India, Jhandewala Extn Branch, Branch Code- 9371, Swift Code-SBININBB550, New Delhi- 110055