SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason Hope, CEO of Jawa, a Scottsdale-based media solutions and software company, is pledging funds to the American Red Cross to aid in the ongoing relief effort in Japan.
Hope is deeply saddened by the magnitude 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11. "Times like this makes us realize how deeply connected we are to the rest of the world," Hope said. "My heart goes out to the millions of people who were impacted by this terrible event."
Hope chose the Red Cross because of the organization's record of service around the world. The Red Cross was one of the first relief groups on the ground providing food, water, shelter medical assistance and countless crucial services.
"We are witnessing the worst crisis in Japan's post war history, but it's absolutely crucial that we don't merely watch from the sidelines," Hope added. "I would like to encourage everyone to help out any way they can, whether it's a monetary contribution or volunteering."
Founded in 2005, Jawa develops software and media solutions enabling people to stay connected to information, entertainment, and communities while on the go. Jawa is a privately-held company headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information on Jawa, visit http://www.jawa.com.
About the American Red Cross
Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross has been the go-to emergency response organization worldwide. The organization is dedicated to offering neutral humanitarian aid to victims of natural disaster, war and disease, to name just a few. The Red Cross has mobilized a workforce of more than 35,000 employees and countless volunteers.