INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Hoosiers will have the opportunity to open their hearts and support the ongoing relief efforts in Japan.
The City of Indianapolis Office of International and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Indiana will host a donation drive for the organization's statewide Japan Earthquake Relief Fund from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Indianapolis City Market.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan as they cope with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. It is difficult to comprehend the scope of devastation in the country, and so many people are wondering how they can make a difference," said Mayor Greg Ballard in a statement.
Meanwhile, those unable to attend today's fundraiser can donate at all branches of partnering financial institutions Chase, Fifth Third Bank, Old National Bank and PNC Bank. JASI will distribute 100 percent of the funds in a timely manner to carefully selected and recognized Japanese relief organizations assisting the affected areas.
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