GOOD NEWS: Hope Letters were printed and placed at an evacuation centre in Oishida, Yamagata, which is receiving evacuees from Fukushima. Thanks to the local resident who took the initiative!
There is no lack of ways to help those in Japan who suffered one of most massive devastation seen in recent years. If you can afford to donate, of course your money can help relief operations (see donation links at bottom of the page). Besides donating money, below are some powerful ways to help:
- Get your school/group to write hope letters at a class or special event. See Info Sheet for Schools and Groups.
- Know Japanese? Help Hope Letters translate English messages into Japanese.
- Know someone who knows Japanese? Ask him/her to check out Hope Letters.
- Help Hope Letters connect with Japanese teacher networks, community organizations, local media or any resident in affected areas.
- Share this website with your family and friends. Add Hope Letters Facebook page to your Facebook, share and see Hope Letters status updates.
Hope Letters was started on March 11, 2011 by one Canadian who felt compelled to help in some original and unique way. More details are in the ‘Hope Letters: Why, what and how’ section at the bottom of this page.
If you would like to help out, please feel free to get in touch. Please also feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions at HopeLettersCanada@gmail.com. Hope Letters に連絡をしたい方、こちらにメッセージをどうぞ。
You can keep up-to-date with Hope Letters’ efforts by following us on the Hope Letters Facebook page