LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In its continued commitment to giving to those in need, Capital Gold Group, Inc. has announced that a corporate donation has been made to support the much needed efforts of the GlobalGiving Foundation for the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Japan was struck by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011, the most powerful quake in the country's history, leaving estimates for the dead and missing in the thousands, and those displaced from their homes in the tens of thousands. Residents in Japan have continued to feel strong aftershocks in the hours and days following the quake, with the strongest registering 7.1 in magnitude. The epicenter of the quake was offshore of Miyagi Prefecture, about 230 miles from Tokyo, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and prompted the U.S. National Weather Service to issue tsunami warnings for at least 50 countries and territories.
GlobalGiving is working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support in Japan, and a donation to the GlobalGiving Fund is dispersed to the various organizations providing immediate relief and emergency services to victims affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Initial funds contributed to the GlobalGiving Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund by Capital Gold Group, Inc. and others will help get necessary services and supplies such as clean water, food, blankets, tents and medicine to survivors. The GlobalGiving Foundation is accepting donations at its website, www.globalgiving.org, with a funding goal of $150,000. Capital Gold Group is urging other socially responsible individuals and corporations to support the relief effort for the victims of this devastating tragedy.
In previous years, Capital Gold Group has responded to victims of many natural disasters both here and overseas, contributing to Hope For Haiti Now in 2010, the Red Cross fund for Southern California wildfire victims in 2009, Red Cross relief efforts needed for the victims of flooding and tornadoes from Kansas to West Virginia in June of 2008, and the China Earthquake Relief Effort in May of 2008.
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