Message from Raising Hope
if there is a sick child to the east
going and nursing over them
if there is a tired mother to the west
going and shouldering her sheaf of rice
if there is someone near death to the south
going and saying there’s no need to be afraid
if there is a quarrel or a suit to the north
telling them to leave off with such waste
when there’s drought, shedding tears of sympathy
- Miyazawa Kenji
The images and stories coming from loved ones in Japan in addition to those in the general media are heartbreaking and it is often hard to find a way to contribute at such a distance. So we gather to do what we can, which is play music and sing songs and raise our voices and our hope in support of and solidarity with all those affected by this disaster. Please join us on April 12th at the Secret Society for a concert and auction to benefit the good work that Mercy Corps is doing to help in the most affected areas of Japan.
If you are unable to attend the concert, or the other concerts currently being planned, but would still like to contribute, we would be immensely grateful.
Please find more information at www.raisinghopejapan.org and thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.