PR Newswire Waives Distribution Fees for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Related News Releases Organizations offering aid to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan as well as those offering disaster preparedness services and information for residents of Hawaii and California can distribute their messages through PR Newswire in the U.S. at no charge.

NEW YORK, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire has waived fees for all news releases relating to aid in rescue and recovery efforts for the severe earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday.   Additionally, organizations in need of communicating disaster preparedness information to residents of Hawaii and California are able to use PR Newswire at no charge.

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PR Newswire will waive fees for organizations that wish to communicate their efforts of assistance to media and public audiences in the United States.  All English language releases will also be distributed throughout Asia at no additional charge.  

"When we are in a position to help we do," said Scott Mozarsky, chief commercial officer, PR Newswire.  "Devastations such as the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan require an all hands on deck effort, and it is a privilege to be able to assist in connecting relief, recovery and disaster preparedness organizations with the critical audiences they need to reach during this time."  

To view news releases issued by PR Newswire members offering aid, please visit http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/earthquake-tsunami-in-japan-latest-news-.html, under earthquake/tsunami in Japan.

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