Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Soul Support: JACCC to Hold Service for Japan Quake Victims

By now, you may have heard about the 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan last Friday, and the tragic aftermath of tsunami, fires and nuclear meltdowns. Some of you may have even donated through Red Cross or other organizations. If you're looking for a more personal way that you'd like to connect and give support, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) in Little Tokyo will hold a hope and memorial service on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 6:30 PM.

“Seeing the devastation so far away can leave people with a sense of helplessness, but Thursday's memorial will provide an opportunity for the community to come together, and reflect on the suffering of countless individuals and our interconnectedness,” said JACCC Executive Director Chris Aihara.
Personally, for me, just watching all the destruction on TV and the internet has left me exhausted. A community gathering is a great way to release bad energy, reflect on the tragedy and regain strength.

The interfaith service and community gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the JACCC Plaza at 244 South San Pedro Street in downtown Los Angeles. It will be open to the public. There will be representatives from Japan disaster relief funds, for individuals who wish to make a contribution.

WHAT:   Community Gathering and Interfaith Service
WHEN:   Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
               JACCC Plaza
               244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505
               Los Angeles, CA 90012

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