We're relieved -- relieved, that our colleagues at Jimdo in Japan are okay. We've heard from every single one that we don't have to worry about them.
But we're really saddened and shaken by the messages they're sending us -- in addition to the devastation we're seeing and reading about in the news.
Here's an excerpt from an email Teppei Takahata, head of the Jimdo team in Japan, wrote us:
"I don't know how media outside of Japan is reporting our situation. The serious damage occurred in the northern part of Japan, about 350 km away from Tokyo. It's estimated over 1,800 have died and there are thousands of disappearances, still increasing day by day. We cannot go there and I guess it will take about 10 years to rebuild...”
We asked our Japanese Jimdo coworkers how we could best help them. They suggested that we help could help the Red Cross collect donations with a campaign. The entire Jimdo team (all around the
world) is supporting the campaign for helping Japan, and we would be really happy if you joined us in helping Japan get back on its feet.
Your donation will be sent to the Japanese Red Cross, since they are in the best position to know where funds are needed most.
The Jimdo team has chipped in, and we hope you will help however you can as well. Click the banner below to donate to help Japan...
We and our colleagues in Japan thank for your support!
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