March 18, 2011
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITShastra (India) Pvt. Ltd.:
Who:Sanjeev Dahiwadkar, president and CEO of IndiSoft LLC, Prasad Nagool, CEO of ITShastra (India) Pvt. Ltd., and Sandhya Ashokan, vice president of Web technologies for ITShastra, have joined to sponsor WorldHelpforJapan.
What:WorldHelpforJapan is a global movement for performing musicians to use their talents to immediately support disaster relief efforts in Japan. The non-profit organization was created to help victims of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. All proceeds go directly to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, the American Red Cross International Response Fund, and International Medical Corps.
How:Orchestras, ensembles, street musicians, rock bands – anyone interested in making a difference can organize local events to raise funds for Japan disaster relief efforts. Register your event on the WorldHelpforJapan website through the “Create an Event” link at the top of the page. Promote the event through social media, call local newspapers and radio stations or hang a “World Help For Japan” banner at the event to convey your objective. Collect money at the event to donate to United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, the American Red Cross International Response Fund or International Medical Corps.
American Red Cross – International Response Fund
Donations to the International Response Fund can be made online at http://injapan.gaijinpot.com/2011/03/16/red-cross-donations/.
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund
Donations to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund can be made online at http://cerf.un.org/
International Medical Corps
Donations to the International Medical Corps can be made online at https://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1967.
Sanjeev Dahiwadkar, president and CEO of IndiSoft, said, “We launched WorldHelpforHaiti in 2010 to aid earthquake victims, and were touched by the tremendous outpouring of support and the generous donations received. We are proud to unite again for the people of Japan. Through WorldHelpforJapan anyone with a desire to help can raise money locally to send directly to Japan.”
"It is heart wrenching to see the images from Japan following the earthquake and tsunami,” said Prasad Nagool, CEO of ITShastra. “While the world’s communities respond to this catastrophe, we decided to support the relief efforts by offering a platform for people around the world to donate. WorldHelpforJapan provides a simple way for anyone to donate to the victims of this tragic event. Developing and hosting the website free of charge is our way of supporting this cause and empowering others to help as well."
“Individuals and communities anywhere can make a difference and assist during this time of great need in Japan,” said Sandhya Ashokan, vice president of Web technologies for ITShastra. “WorldHelpforJapan promotes awareness of the country’s continuing dangers and facilitates the organization of local events to benefit relief efforts.
“Individuals and communities anywhere can make a difference and assist during this time of great need in Japan”