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MEMORIAL FOR JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS TOMORROW

There will be a candlelight vigil at Pioneer Courthouse Square tomorrow from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (tomorrow)
Candlelight Vigil for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims
Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown Portland
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
*** Please note that this is the most recently updated venue. ***

See  http://japanesegarden.com/japandisaster/

Additionally, from the Japanese Garden website:

"The March 11 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent hardships faced by people in Japan have been devastating. To serve the community, the Portland Japanese Garden has erected a 'Wish Arbor' for people to visit, pray and reflect. Visitors are encouraged to write wishes and condolences for the victims of the disasters and tie them to the memorial.

"The memorial is open to the public during Garden hours from March 15 - 29 and located immediately outside the Admissions Gate at the Portland Japanese Garden. Visitors are not required to pay admission in order to visit the memorial." (However, if visitors wish to visit the Garden, they will have to pay admission.)

The Garden is located at 611 S.W. Kingston Avenue in Washington Park.

If people wish to support relief efforts aimed at assisting the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, Mercy Corps is providing emergency aid.

Checks should be mailed to:
Mercy Corps
Oregon Japan Relief Fund
45 S.W. Ankeny Street
Portland, Oregon 97204

The memo/re line of the check should read, "Oregon Japan Relief Fund."