jaccc memorial service for quake victims, march 17

If you're in the Los Angeles area, our friends at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center will be holding an interfaith memorial service and community gathering this week for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

There's definitely something about being able to express grief and seek support with others. Community members will come together on Thursday, March 17, 6:30pm at the JACCC Plaza in Little Tokyo. If you would like to join the vigil, here are some more details about the gathering:

Community Gathering and Interfaith Service

Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 6:30pm

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2725

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) in Little Tokyo will hold a hope and memorial service on Thursday, March 17, 2011, for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan late Friday.

"Seeing the devastation so far away can leave people with a sense of helplessness, but Thursday's memorial will provide an opportunity for the community to come together, and reflect on the suffering of countless individuals and our interconnectedness," said JACCC Executive Director Chris Aihara.

The interfaith service and community gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the JACCC Plaza at 244 South San Pedro Street in downtown Los Angeles. It will be open to the public. There will be representatives from Japan disaster relief funds, for individuals who wish to make a contribution.
You will have the opportunity to donate to disaster relief funds. For further information about the memorial service, go to the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center website here.

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