Tragedy in Japan

President Harker expresses sympathies following devastating earthquake


12:48 p.m., March 15, 2011----In light of the tragic events in Japan, UD President Patrick T. Harker has issued the following message to the University community:

“Our deepest sympathies are with the people of Japan, as they struggle to recover from the country's most powerful earthquake on record and its devastating after-effects. The sheer amount of suffering and destruction wrought by this disaster is hard to fathom.

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“During times of significant need locally and internationally, the University of Delaware community has shown an extraordinary capacity for care, compassion and generosity. I know this community will come together once again to support critical relief efforts. Meanwhile, our thoughts and prayers remain with the earthquake victims, their loved ones and the entire nation of Japan.”

The University's religious leaders have released the following message:

“On behalf of the Religious and Spiritual Life community at the University of Delaware, we share our heartfelt prayers, sympathy and deep concern for the people of Japan and all those who have been affected by the earthquake and resulting tsunami.

“We continue to pray for all those whose lives have been lost, for their family and friends and all those who mourn, for those who are waiting to hear from loved ones, for all those who are injured, for the health care, relief and rescue workers and for the Japanese people.

“We will be joining local, national and international relief efforts in any way that we can throughout the months and years of recovery ahead.

“We support the rescue and relief efforts that remain the focus of the global community and encourage financially supporting reliable relief efforts that are active in Japan.”

National resources to offer support

Action Against Hunger
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
American Jewish World Service
American Red Cross (Text “REDCROSS” to “90999 to make a $10 donation.)
Catholic Medical Mission Board
Catholic Relief Services
Direct Relief International
Doctors Without Borders
Episcopal Relief and Development
Evangelical Church in America Disaster Response
Global Aid Network
Habitat for Humanity
International Medical Corps
International Orthodox Christian Charities
International Relief Teams
Islamic Relief USA
Jewish Federations of North America
Mercy Corps
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
The Salvation Army
Save the Children
United Methodist Committee on Relief
World Concern

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