‘Letters’ Post-Earthquake and Tsunami Japan Relief Effort Receives Substantial Donation
- At March 03, 2012
- By Brian Penry
- In Book News
The ‘Letters’ post-earthquake and tsunami Japan relief effort is delighted to announce a major donation which was received recently from The Roosa Fund – a U.S. based, donor- advised endowment. We are most grateful to be able to put this generous gift to work in afflicted areas of Japan right away, where it is needed most – on the ground and from the heart.
An outgrowth of the Roosa Family’s long standing philanthropic efforts, The Roosa Fund (pronounced “Rosa”) was established in 2011, along with an affiliate donor-advised fund, The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The Roosa Fund primarily addresses worthy, charitable needs on two fronts: in its home state of Rhode Island, and programs that serve the poor in developing nations.
Notably, the Roosa Fund opted to assist survivors of a catastrophic, natural disaster in Japan, a major economy – a significant departure from its usual focus on third world, developing countries. However and upon reading ‘Letters’ and thus learning of the plight of thousands, yet almost a year after these events, the Fund’s Board took immediate action – making a donation equal to almost 1,000 copies of ‘Letters’.
While we are beyond grateful for major support such as this, we hasten to point out the urgent, ongoing and critically important need for many, small donations, and readers’ purchases of ‘Letters’ – which are essential to, and remain the backbone of efforts such as this. Please share and click here to find out more ways you can help.