Simmons offers condolences to those affected by Japan earthquake, tsunamis
Photo Credit: Kyodo News, via Associated Press
A message from President Helen Drinan '75LS ,'78SM:
"We at Simmons College send our thoughts and deepest prayers to the people of Japan, and all those affected by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. The images coming over the news are heartbreaking. Please know the entire Simmons community stands in sorrow and solidarity with you.
We feel fortunate that none our students were studying in the areas affected by the disaster. The Office of Student Life has been reaching out to students we know who have family or friends living in Japan, to offer any possible support and assistance.
We also are reaching out to our participants from the School of Management's Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative Forum program, which takes place in Japan. We are deeply concerned because some may be in the area with no power. We will keep checking and will let you know as soon as we receive more information."
There are several ways you can help with disaster relief in Japan:
- You can make a $10 donation by to the American Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
- Google has created a Person Finder tool for people to look up someone by name or to provide information about someone they know.
- The Japan Society of Boston is reaching out to the area's Japanese community.
- Mashable.com provides some great resources for tracking the crisis in real time: HOW TO: Follow the Japan Earthquake Online.
Are you a member of the Simmons community who has been affected by the tragedy? Let us know.