In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Japan’s central region, Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa Prefecture on January 1, 2024 (New Year’s Day) followed by a tsunami, Las Vegas Okinawan Club stands unwaveringly and in solidarity with our home country, Japan. We are profoundly saddened to hear of the devastating loss of life, injuries, and damages caused by the series of the earthquakes that have struck Japan.
As of January 8, 2024, a powerful New Year’s Day earthquake/Tsunami struck on the western coast of Japan causing a death toll rising to at least 168 with more than 300 people missing, 500 people injured and more than 28,000 people are continuing to shelter in evacuation centers in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Recognizing the situation’s human urgency and the increasing toll on the affected communities, Las Vegas Okinawan Club board of directors and officers promptly approved to hold a fundraiser to aid and support humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
Las Vegas Okinawan Club will be accepting monetary donations through the end of February 2024. If you are attending the 2024 New Year’s party on February 17, 2024, we will be collecting monetary donations in-person.
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Las Vegas Okinawan Club is a tax exempt nonprofit charitable organization where donors can receive tax deductions on the contributions and donations they make. We will be issuing you an email receipt upon receiving donations.
If you are a community partner/organization/business and would like to donate collaboratively, we would be happy to include your logo in our email newsletter, website and social media to recognize your organization’s contributions as a participating donor.
We share and appreciate our Okinawan kind heart, spirit of “Chimugukuru”, which is a shared sense of selflessness, an Okinawan identity of wanting to help others. This has been passed down from our Uyafafuji (ancestors); people helping each other with mutual cooperation towards everyone’s shared happiness and not leaving anyone behind.
We mourn the many lives lost and our thoughts are with all those who have lost their loved ones. Thank you for your consideration and kindness. Ippee nifee deebiru! (Thank you very much in Okinawan)