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Message from President Crow about Japan relief effort

March 14, 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a special message from ASU President Michael M. Crow concerning the relief effort for Japan.

Japan has been devastated by one of the largest earthquakes in history and the resulting tsunami. Thousands of people have died.  Many more have been injured or are missing. Towns have been wiped out and property loss has been estimated as high as $100 billion. Additional aftershocks and tsunamis are feared, and at least two nuclear power plants are unstable.

I know I speak for the entire ASU family when I offer my deepest sympathy to the Japanese people and my sincerest hope that there will not be further destruction. The process of rebuilding will be a long one but there are immediate needs for the survivors including food, water and medicine. You can contribute to the relief effort through the Red Cross at According to CNN, you can also make contributions through the Salvation Army, World Vision and Save the Children. The survivors need our help. We should all do what we can.