San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2011
Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, received US$1,000,000 from Qualcomm Incorporated to aid survivors in Japan following a deadly 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami near the city of Sendai.
Established in the wake of the disaster, Give2Asia’s Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund will focus primarily on short- to long-term recovery efforts. The fund may also support relief activities, if needs for basic supplies remain acute and prolonged. In the recovery phase of disasters, Give2Asia’s work has focused in the past on psychosocial healing for survivors, education programs to get youth back in school as quickly as possible, and skills training to help rebuild the local economy.
"As the victims of this tragedy begin to rebuild their lives, their towns and their cities, they will need assistance from individuals and organizations from around the world to address both their short- and long-term needs," said Jing Wang, executive vice president and president of Global Business Operations at Qualcomm. "We express our deepest sympathies and support for all the affected families and appreciate the efforts of organizations like Give2Asia for their dedicated work during this difficult time."
Barnett F. Baron, President & CEO of Give2Asia, said, "We very much appreciate Qualcomm’s partnership at this critical time. Qualcomm is quite active in supporting communities in need, either in times of disaster or in bolstering education for science, technology, engineering and math. We look forward to moving ahead with Qualcomm to help meet the emerging needs of survivors in Japan."
Give2Asia’s Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund can be accessed at http://www.give2asia.org/japantsunami-2011.
Give2Asia combines exceptional stewardship with comprehensive, on-the-ground knowledge to promote actions benefiting Asian communities. In times of disaster, Give2Asia funds local charitable groups working within affected communities. Give2Asia has worked with over 52 corporations and over 20 foundations to support relief and recovery projects for 22 disasters across Asia. For example, following the 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan Province, Give2Asia raised US$ 16.9 million in aid for survivors.