The Board and Staff of East West Players are stunned and deeply saddened by the devastation wrought by the huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Our heartfelt thoughts, sympathies and prayers go out to the people of Japan and to all who have been affected by this tragedy.

It will take a massive effort to provide relief to the victims of this catastrophe. Please consider donating to one of the many relief organizations already working in Japan, such as:

MercyCorps (emergency supplies and food):
Save the Children (focusing on aid to children and families):
U.S.-Japan Council (relief and rebuilding efforts):
The American Red Cross (medical and disaster assistance): or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10

In the midst of tragedy, the Japanese people have demonstrated remarkable courage, resilience and self-sacrifice. May their spirit renew our own commitment to supporting those in need and fostering an increasing sense of community among those around us.

With hope,
Lynn Fukuhara Arthurs
Chair of the Board

East West Players is a co-sponsoring organization for JACCC’s hope and memorial service tonight at JACCC Plaza. Read the press release here.

WHAT: Community Gathering and Interfaith Service
WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2725

INFO: For more information, visit