Friday, March 18th, 2011
An 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan early Friday, March 11, approximately 250 miles northeast of Tokyo, sparking a tsunami that caused major destruction in northern Japan. According to reports, more than 6,400 people have died, more than 10,200 people are still reported missing and more than 390,000 people are living in shelters.
Rescue efforts are complicated by aftershocks, tsunami alerts, radiation risks from damaged nuclear plants, electricity outages, snow, and freezing temperatures.
Please consider supporting the emergency relief efforts. They need our help. Please donate to the charitable organization of your choice, or stop by Sushi Shiono to place a donation in our Red Cross box.