Relief Fund for Japan Campaign
On April 1, 2011 the Forum 2000 Foundation launched a relief fund to aid Japan, that was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Friday, March 11, 2011. The official opening of this relief fund took place at the concert “Lawyers for Japan!“ on Tuesday, March 29 (photos from the concert are available here). The law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges v.o.s. immediately promised a contribution in the amount of 10,000 CZK. We would like to thank them!
The “Fundraising Campaign for Japan” lasted till May 31, 2011. We will send all collected donations to our long-term partner the Nippon Foundation, whose Chairman Yohei Sasakawa is one of the Forum 2000 Foundation founders. The Nippon Foundation has a long history cooperating with local partners in areas devastated by natural disasters. This enables them to provide a quick and flexible response. The money collected during this appeal will be used for local projects aiding people and areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami. Further information about The Nippon Foundation and how funds collected in this campaign are being used can be found here.
The Forum 2000 Foundation already expressed its solidarity with the victims a few days after the disaster and supported projects aiding Japan located either in Japan – the Relief Fund of the Nippon Foundation, or in the Czech Republic – cooperating on the children’s charity concert in Aš and the“Lawyers for Japan!” concert. Members of the Shared Concern Initiative published a special statement calling for international solidarity with the Japanese people in reaction to the catastrophe (the statement is available here).
We would like to thank everyone who has helped us to organize the fundraising campaign in such a short time! We also thank to the law firm Plavec & Partners for their support.
Bank account information
Account holder name: Nadace Forum 2000
Account holder address: 119 08 Praha 1 – Hrad, Czech Republic
Account number: 43-9092380207/0100
Bank name: Komerční banka
Bank address: Na Příkopě 33, 114 07 Praha 1, Czech Republic