As the world has watched the unfolding devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, JETAA members have been especially affected. Many of us have friends or even family in the hardest hit areas, and some have spent days trying to contact people amid unreliable phone networks and power blackouts.
There are many positive stories: people connecting with loved ones or of dramatic rescues in the news; but there is also destruction, fear and loss of life. Seeing this happen to a country we lived in, and to the people we came to know and love has been hard, when most of us are far away and seemingly unable to help.
But we are not helpless. We can lend our support in many ways. That is why on April 1, JETAA Toronto will host a special fundraising event in support of the rescue, relief and rebuilding efforts so needed in Japan.
The event will take place at the Hard Rock Café. There will be live music and a silent auction with trips to New York, CN Tower tours and other prizes with all proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross's efforts in Japan. For more on our fundraising efforts please see this article.
We urge you to come out, gather your friends and family and support this important event.
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011
Time: 8pm til 2am
Hard Rock Café
, 279 Yonge St., (map
) South of Yonge and Dundas Sq.
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