Guide: Relief Events in L.A. that are Supporting Japan

Members of fire departments in the U.S. have flown to Japan to help

On March 11th, Japan was hit by a massive 9.0 earthquake, followed by not only a devastating tsunami, but also nuclear reactor troubles. Now there are a considerable amount of relief events going on in the Los Angeles area, and we're compiling a list here.

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Thursday, March 17

6a-6p
Civic Center Earthquake Relief Fund Drive
Los Angeles City Hall - 200 N. Main St. Los Angeles (drop off between 1st and Temple)

6:30-9p
Community Gathering for Japan Tsunami and Quake Victims
JACCC Plaza - 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles
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Friday, March 18

9p-2a
Oiwake Restaurant Japan Relief Fundraiser
Oiwake - 122 Japanese Village Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
$5 cover | All proceeds will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross
Website


Saturday, March 19

6:30-10p
Giant Robot Presents:Water Works - Fundraiser for the Devastation in Japan
GR2 - 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles
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All proceeds will go to UNICEF's recently formed relief fund for Japan

***InterTrend Communications, the most innovative, digitally savvy Asian marketing agency in the country, has pledged to match the first $10,000 raised by proceeds and donations through Giant Robot.

7-10p
#PrayForJapan Art Fundraiser Exhibition
JapanLA | 7320 1/2 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
100% Benefiting the efforts of the American Red Cross and Japanese Red Cross currently in Japan
Website

8:30p-close
J Lounge & Blended Japan Relief Charity Fundraiser
J Lounge - 1119 S. Olive St. Los Angeles
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Sunday, March 20

7-10p
Nisei Week Foundation Candle Light Vigil
JANM Plaza
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6-9p
APEX JAPAN Relief Fundraiser
Wokcano Santa Monica - 1412 5th St, Santa Monica
$20 suggested donation | All proceeds + 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to the "2011 Japan Relief Fund"
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Wednesday, March 23

5-9p
Japan Relief Fundraising Mixer
Co-Hosts: APWALA | APABA | BPA | JABA | KABA | MCBA | NAPABA | SCCLA | PABA | TAP
$20 suggested donation | All proceeds will be donated to American Red Cross
Izakaya Fu-ga - 111 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles
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6:30-11:00p
CAPE and Verizon
The Factory - 62 N. La Peer, West Hollywood
$25 donation for members | All proceeds will go to LA Chapter of American Red Cross for Japan Relief
with special guest: Kelly Hu, Tia Carrere, Amy Hill, Harry Shum, Jr., Leonardo Nam and James Kyson Lee


Saturday, March 26

7-10p
Japan Disaster Relief Comedy Show
Scott Shimamoto
$10 suggested donation
Zapata Vive Restaurant | 101 S 1st Ave, Arcadia
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Thursday, March 31

9p-2a
Low End Loves Japan Benefit Concert
EchoPlex | 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles
$10 suggested donation | All proceeds go to Japanese Red Cross
Website


Throughout the Month

UCR Japan Relief
American Red Cross UCR
On Campus Coffee Bean
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The photo used on this post is by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Bradley via Flickr user DVIDSHUB. It was used under a Creative Commons License.

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