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Skipping Lunch to Help a Bunch: MRIS Cares Rallies to Aid Japan Disaster Relief

April 8, 2011  |  by Anne

The MRIS Cares team is busy launching MRIS’s effort for Japan Disaster Relief! Following the earthquake, tsunami and other disasters in Japan, MRIS Cares immediately began exploring the best organizations to partner with to support relief efforts.

While the MRIS Charitable Contributions Committee is in their final selection stage of choosing which charities to contribute to on organizational level, MRIS employees are taking action in our “Skip Lunch, Help a Bunch Campaign.”  Starting today, and over the next few weeks, MRIS employees will donate monetary contributions to the Japan Disaster Relief Efforts in exchange for a pizza lunch provided by the MRIS Executive Management team. 

Our goal is 100% staff participation between now and the beginning of May.  From $1 contributions to $10 or more, the MRIS staff is eager to get involved with such an important relief effort while enjoying some delicious pizza! MRIS Support Center Instructor, Daniel Goldberg, is excited to help the efforts as well.  He said, “We were all shocked and saddened by the earthquake in Japan, and to be able to contribute with MRIS Cares is a really fantastic thing. I am proud of our contributions, big or small, and that we are helping to give aid anyway we can.”

MRIS Cares’ role is to proactively seek local, national, and international charitable opportunities for consideration by the MRIS Charitable Contributions Committee. MRIS is currently considering five fantastic organizations to contribute to, and will have the final charities selected by May 1st 2011.

 The MRIS Cares Japan Disaster Relief is fully underway, and we look forward to making a formalized announcement next week of which charitable organizations will receive donations from MRIS.  Together, we can make a real difference that will be felt in Japan.

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