Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort held two fundraising nights last week raised $7500 for Mercy Corps Japan disaster relief efforts. The resort offered a special lift ticket price and pledging $5 per ticket to Mercy Corps Japan disaster relief efforts. Additionally, donations were requested at Meadows restaurants and retail centers through the weekend, and Mercy Corps representatives were on hand to talk about how the Portland based organization is assisting the victims of Japan’s devastating earth quake and tsunami.
Resort Executive Director of Communications Dave Tragethon says the funds will be put to good use. “Mercy Corps is already providing relief efforts directly to those most affected by this tragedy. The monies raised will directly and instantly help the people of Japan.” Those wishing to contribute can do so at the Meadows’ Mercy Corps web page
Here are the latest developments from the Mercy Corps emergency response team:
March 26, 2011: Earlier this week, Mercy Corps delivered 510 kerosene space heaters and 80 family-sized emergency tents to survivors who are braving frigid temperatures in northeastern Japan.
In all, the team has distributed the following supplies to families in four disaster-stricken cities:
- three large shelters that can accommodate up to 100 people
- 164 smaller tents that hold up to five people each
- 1,720 blankets
- 1,210 kerosene space heaters
- 100,000 medical face masks
- towels, mattresses, clothing and bottled water
- 570 blue tarps for additional shelter
- and food items such as bread, instant rice, apples and oranges.
Those wishing to contribute directly to the relief efforts can do so here.