For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Fidalgo
Phone: (207) 358-9785
March 15, 2011
Amherst, NY -March 15, 2011-As the grim news continues to unfold in Japan, the Center for Inquiry ‘s (CFI) SHARE (Skeptics and Humanists Aid and Relief Effort) program is stepping up to provide assistance to victims of the earthquake/tsunami disaster.
As of this morning, the SHARE-Japan campaign has brought in $16,240 via more than 199 individual transactions.
Every dollar given to SHARE will be sent directly to Doctors Without Borders , a wholly secular international organization. “Friday’s double tragedy has caused unimaginable misery,” said Sherry Rook, vice president of development for CFI and SHARE coordinator. “Ensuring these victims can access the medical care they need is among our highest priorities.”
Millions of people throughout Japan’s coastal area devastated by Friday’s disaster still face endless nights without running water or electricity. Food is scarce, and the climate is in near-freezing temperatures. The Japanese affected by this disaster, who are suppressing hunger while trying to deal with the loss of loved ones and their homes, are in great need.
For more information or to help, please logon to the SHARE campaign .
Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. It provides aid in nearly sixty countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disasters, and exclusion from health care. Doctors Without Borders provides independent, impartial assistance to those in need.
The Center for Inquiry is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization based in Amherst, New York; CFI-Transnational is home to both the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism. The mission of CFI is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Our web address is www.centerforinquiry.net.