SOMERSET, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An 8.9 Richter Scale Earthquake hit north-east Japan on March 11th, 2011, triggering a tsunami that has caused catastrophic damage.
Within hours, Helping Hand (USA) for Relief and Development (HHRD)* announced the "Muslims for Japan" Campaign.
HHRD local contacts have reported about the continuous aftershocks, which were no less than high magnitude earthquakes.
An estimated 10,000 people have died, several thousands are unaccounted for, and over 300,000 people have been displaced.
There are tides of bodies surfacing at the shore and the death toll is continuously rising.
Homes, roads, buildings and entire towns have been swept away.
There is a shortage of everything, from food, water and shelter to transportation.
HHRD is working in close coordination with the Islamic Circle of Japan's emergency response teams to supply food, medical assistance and basic necessities.
HHRD Teams have set 6 collection points across Tokyo and nearby cities of Gumma, Chiba, Gifu and Ibraki.
The following items are being collected & distributed from these sites in Japan: blankets, diapers, flash lights, rice, gloves, masks, dry fruits and water.
For more information please call 1-888-808-4357.
* Helping Hand for Relief and Development is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Tax ID# 31-1628040.
Recent Emergency Response and Humanitarian Outreach:
Haiti Earthquake 2010: Rotational emergency clinics for initial 3 months. Complete shelter village with 100 shelters and 1 school. Ongoing long-term recuperation projects in Haiti.
Pakistan Flood Relief 2010: 2,482,662 meals delivered to Pakistan Flood victims. Base camp medical clinics in 16 most affected areas. Ongoing long-term rehabilitation projects in Pakistan.
SOURCE Helping Hand for Relief and Development