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2024 Noto Earthquake Disaster Relief for Students

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We, as “Ishikawan in Seattle” (シアトル石川県人会) are seeking your support to raise funds for those who were severely affected by a large scale earthquake on the New Year’s Day.

On January 1st 2024, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. A tsunami warning sounded across the western coasts of Japan, as the tsunami that followed hit the Noto Peninsula soon after. The tsunami damaged at approximately 400 acres in the Noto peninsula. Power and water supplies were cut, communications were disrupted. Since then, more than 1,500 aftershocks have followed the main shock. The quake also caused fires in some cities and it is estimated that hundreds of houses were burnt down.

Thousands have been affected and some of them were forced to evacuated out of their house or city, staying wherever possible for the time beings. The cleaning of debris and reconstructions will yet to be started, leaving a millions to feel uncertain about their future.

This fundraising is to particularly provide financial aids to new or existing college students that are affected by the disaster so that they can focus on their study without worrying about their financials. Please help us keep a light of hope for the region's sustainability in the long term.

Sincerely,
Takuya
President, Ishikawan in Seattle

2024年元日に発生した能登半島地震の被災者支援のため募金にご協力ください。ここで集めた資金は、被災した現役大学生および新入生を対象とした給付型奨学金として活用したく、日本側で枠組み作りを進めています。

なぜ奨学金なのか?日々被災地の状況を見ながら、遠く離れた地からどう支援すべきかを考えました。結果、すでに複数の支援団体が動いてるような短期的なニーズに応えるのではなく、中長期的な視点で能登の未来を担う人材を重点的に支援することが、復興に向けた希望になるという結論に至りました。対象者が限られることから賛否両論であることは承知のうえで、ご理解ご賛同頂ける方には、ぜひ募金のご協力をお願い致します。

シアトル石川県人会代表
舟木 拓也
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Takuya Funaki
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Bellevue, WA

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