Cherry Blossom Benefit {Nashville, TN}...

Normally, Thursday would mark a day in which VintageTeal would tell you all about the latest and greatest trends, but today we would like to take a moment to be mindful of what is going on in Japan. A good friend of vT{Miss Terry Vo} informed us that the Cherry Blossom Festival, which is held here in Nashville, has become a relief benefit for the suffering country. The event will be held at the public square from 9am-4pm on March 26,2011. The event is free to all. All proceeds from the event will go to the Tennessee Tomodachi Fund, which will direct money to Japanese relief organizations.

Just a few details incase you are not on top of all the news.... and we hope you have heard about this or you live under a rock...

On March 11, Japan was hit by one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake spawned a tsunami that slammed the nation's east coast, leaving devastation everywhere the eye could see. Japan has done their part in helping the United States in their time of need, and now it is our time to return the love. There are several ways to get involved if you haven't had the opportunity.

{News Article}

AMERICAN RED CROSS: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help. Donate here.
GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Donate here.
SAVE THE CHILDREN: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter. Donate here.
SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need. Donate here.
AMERICARES: Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region. Donate here.
CONVOY OF HOPE: Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance. Donate here.

: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities. Donate here.
SHELTER BOX: The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort. Donate here.

Cherry Blossom

Please, citizens of Nashville, come support this worthy cause. As for the rest of you lovely readers, see if there is something going on in your hometown! <3 *vT

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much vT for posting about the upcoming Cherry Blossom Japan Relief Event. We want you all to come out and support the cause and uplift Japan and one another in this tragic time. There will be more upcoming events so if you can't make it this Saturday, try to make it to the next one on April 1st.