Earlier this week, the Japanese government raised the state of alert level at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant to its highest, as radiation continues to leak into the atmosphere, ocean and groundwater. Japanese officials say the situation remains “unpredictable” at this time while the government is taking every measure available to prevent complete disaster.
Tens of thousands of evacuated residents who lived near the plant, which was severely damaged in the earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11, are being told their displacement will be long-term.
In light of the ongoing catastrophe, the need for waves of charitable aid continues. Many Americans are among those rallying to the cry for help by initiating various fundraising efforts and other types of relief for the Japanese people.
Here in Danvers, several local businesses have teamed up with the American Red Cross for its international relief efforts on the ground in Japan. Those businesses are:
- , 62 Maple St., 978-739-4511
- , 67 High St., 978-774-7500
- , 139 Maple St., 978-777-6400
- , 57 Maple St., 978-774-4545
Two other merchants in town have also partnered up with other organizations on relief efforts:
- , 103 High St., 978-777-4123
- , 5 Wenham St., 978-774-9138
Editor’s Note: to read more about how Cakes for Occasions owner Kelly Delaney is raising funds for relief work.