Jewish Community of Japan Sets Up Charitable Pipeline Through CAFAmerica for Japan-Based 'JEN' Group, Currently Assisting Earthquake and Tsunami Victim Relief Efforts

Mar 18, 2011, 14:59 ET from CAFAmerica, Alexandria, VA

CAFAmerica Quickly Channeling US Charitable Donations to Japan-based NGO JEN (Japanese Emergency NGO), in Addition to Other Major Partners

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CAFAmerica – a member organization of the United Kingdom-based Charities Aid Foundation international network of offices, providing charitable financial services to individuals, global corporations, charities, and foundations – announced today that it has partnered with one of its 'Friends of' funds, the Jewish Community of Japan, to support JEN, a Japan-based NGO that focuses on international natural disaster and conflict relief. 

Jewish Community of Japan is now taking donations that will go to support JEN.  Information about the fund and the other CAFAmerica efforts to help victims of the Japan quake can be found at: http://www.cafamerica.org/dnn/Resources/News/tabid/146/Default.aspx.

CAFAmerica CEO Susan Saxon-Harrold said:  "Our immediate goal is to make sure that every single person who needs help in Japan can get it as expeditiously as possible.  As most people are well aware, the difference between life and death is often how quickly the disaster aid is streaming life-saving food, medical supplies and other basic material needs to victims on the ground.  Our organization is working with Jewish Community of Japan as an existing partner to support JEN, which is already in place to help victims and dislocated persons in Japan right away.  This effort complements our overall campaign to reach as many disaster victims as possible in the quickest possible fashion."

CAFAmerica currently works with a number of international emergency response and relief organizations that are providing services and support for the communities impacted by this tragedy.  These include the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Oxfam UK, Doctors Without Borders, Second Harvest Japan and Christian Aid.  This list will be expanding as more of our organizations turn their focus to providing support. 

Recognizing that any delay in reaching U.S. donors can create huge problems in terms of delivering urgently needed humanitarian aid in crisis situations, CAFAmerica also has "fast track" fund(s) available to aid foreign nonprofits.  

TO ASSIST WITH THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIM RELIEF EFFORTS

If you are responding to the ongoing natural disasters in Japan, please visit the 'Our Impact' section of the CAFAmerica home page, www.cafamerica.org, and link to the news section: http://www.cafamerica.org/dnn/Resources/News/tabid/146/Default.aspx.

ABOUT JEN

JEN http://www.jen-npo.org/en/concept/work.html is a Japan-based NGO that focuses on international natural disaster and conflict relief.  JEN's goal is to bridge the gap between humanitarian aid and developmental assistance by using funds to establish long-term, sustainable recovery programs.  By cooperating with international relief organizations and utilizing local resources and manpower, JEN provides economic and mental health support to affected communities.

ABOUT CAFAMERICA

Founded in 1992, Charities Aid Foundation America (CAFAmerica) is a member organization of the United Kingdom-based Charities Aid Foundation international network of offices, which provides charitable financial services to individuals, global corporations, charities, and foundations.  CAFAmerica is dedicated to expanding borderless charitable giving by providing guidance and international grant making solutions for donors and charities. CAFAmerica makes over $40 million in grants to charities in 76 countries around the world.  CAFAmerica's range of charitable solutions include: Donor Advised Gifts, Donor Advised Funds, Matching Donor Advised Funds, Designated Funds, bequest planning and 'Friends of' Charity Funds.

SOURCE CAFAmerica, Alexandria, VA



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