NAAAP Requests Donations for its Japan Relief Fund

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The National Assoc. of Asian American Professionals' 25 chapters will be collecting donations to provide emergency aid to Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims.

The National Assoc. of Asian American Professionals' 25 chapters will be collecting donations to provide emergency aid to Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims.

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and its members extend their sympathies and hopes for recovery to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

"Many of our members have relatives, friends, and co-workers who live in or travel to Japan, and this tragedy has had a profound impact on all individuals associated with the Asian community," said Edward Hwang, Chairman of the NAAAP Board.

They encourage every NAAAP member and the general public to get involved in one or more of the following ways:

  • Make an online donation to the NAAAP Fund for Japan Relief at http://www.naaap.org. Fundraising will run until April 30, 2011. NAAAP will send all proceeds to Direct Relief International, which will use 100% of donations to provide medical assistance and other critical services for victims of this disaster. NAAAP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization and your donations may be tax deductible. When you donate, you will be asked with which NAAAP chapter you are affiliated, in order to later recognize chapters with the greatest aggregate donations.
  • Contact your local NAAAP chapter for potential fundraising and service events to aid in the Japan relief and recovery effort.

Thank you for your generosity and prayers.

ABOUT NAAAP: The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), established in 1982, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that brings together Asian professionals and provides opportunities for their success through leadership development, career advancement, and community impact. NAAAP is the largest and fastest-growing Pan-Asian professional association with thousands of members in over 25 cities across the United States and Canada, where it is known as the North American Association of Asian Professionals. For more information or membership details, please visit us at http://www.naaap.org.

ABOUT Direct Relief International: Direct Relief International, established in 1948, is a privately-funded humanitarian organization with experience in emergency response and humanitarian health assistance worldwide. Forbes magazine has rated Direct Relief 100% efficient in fundraising for the eighth time in 2010, and Charity Navigator has awarded Direct Relief an overall rating of 4 stars out of 4 possible stars, with 99% of its operating expenses going directly to help those in need. Please learn more about their work at http://www.directrelief.org.

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