Southlake Sisters Cities has set up an earthquake relief fund in response to the earthquake and tsunami which has devastated Japan.
First Financial Bank
3205 E. Hwy 114
P.O. Box 92480
Southlake, TX 76092
Pay to: Southlake Sister Cities Tome Earthquake Relief
Tome, Miyagi, located in the northeast part of Japan, is about 55 miles north of Sendai, Miyagi, the city closest to the earthquake’s epicenter. Tome (and previously Toyoma) has been a Southlake Sister City since 2004.
According to the Japan-America society of Dallas/Fort Worth: “North Texas has three strong ties to Miyagi prefecture, the area hardest hit by the earthquake. Sendai, the city closest to the epicenter, has been a Dallas International Friendship City since 1997. Southlake enjoys a Sister Cities relationship with Tome City in Japan, and the town of Callisburg in North Texas shares educational exchanges with schools in Kesennuma, Japan.”
The Society also noted: “We are receiving many inquiries about conditions in Sendai. We are collecting information, but have no official word at this time. We would appreciate your sharing any updates you receive from Japan with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or posting them to our Facebook page. Please also watch the Dallas-Sendai Facebook page for updates.”
Other helpful links:
Red Cross Disaster Online Newsroom – The site will help families connect and allows others to donate to relief efforts
Red + Alert – The American Red Cross, Dallas Area Chapter has been tasked with supporting relief efforts be reconnecting families.
Facebook Disaster Relief – This is a facebook page which encourages people to get involved with disaster relief.