Those of you who know me personally already know that Japan has a special place in my heart. The earthquake last Friday and the subsequent tsunami and devastation have been horrific to watch. As far as I know, all of my friends and acquaintances in Japan are safe at this time. Unfortunately, with the ongoing troubles at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors and the difficulties of rescue and recovery operations in the area impacted by the quake, there are still a lot of worries.
I normally treat charity as a private matter, but I would like to publicly ask each of you to consider donating to a relief organization assisting in this disaster. To that end, I am committing $5,000 from Hagan Consulting to match donations made to disaster relief. A donation of any amount helps, and with this match you’ll automatically double the impact of your giving. Please consider helping our friends in the Asia Pacific region in what will be a long journey of grieving and rebuilding.
How to get matched…
Forward the receipt for your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will list first name and last initial, charity chosen, and amount for each donor. Please indicate if you would like to remain anonymous!
All matches will be made to the same charity when possible. If, for some reason, the match cannot be made to the same charity, I will be donating to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund at the American Red Cross for your match.
I will update this page with all donations that have been matched. The updates will be done by hand, so please be patient and wait 24 hours for an update before emailing a follow-up.
|Wei W.||American Red Cross||$20.00||Matched 3/17|
|Anonymous||American Red Cross||$100.00||Matched 3/17|
|Vincent M.||American Red Cross||$200.00||Matched 3/17|
|Joshua K.||Doctors Without Borders||$35.00||Matched 3/22|
|Deborah S.||American Red Cross||$50.00||Matched 3/17|
|Stephen H.||American Red Cross||$100.00||Matched 3/22|
|Valerie C.||American Red Cross||$25.00||Matched 3/22|
|Rich W.||American Red Cross||$50.00||Matched 3/22|
|Dr. & Mrs. Charles H.||American Red Cross||$1,000.00||Matched 3/22|
|Anonymous||American Red Cross||$603.00||Matched 6/5|
|Yasuko A.||American Red Cross||$629.24||Matched 6/5|
|Bigelow Middle School||American Red Cross||$50.00||Matched 7/6|