Industry Groups Donate Money for Japan

$10,000 contributed to relief aid

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Mar. 23, 2011
The Motorcycle Industry Council, Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America are contributing $10,000 for relief efforts in Japan.

The non-profit organizations are donating the funds to the 2011 Japan Relief Fund, a fund created by the Japan America Society of Southern California. All donations to the fund will be given to non-government disaster relief agencies in Japan.

“Thanks to the support of our boards and the contributions of our members, the MIC, MSF and SVIA are able to make a substantial financial contribution to assist the people of Japan,” says Tim Buche, president and chief executive officer of MIC, MSF and SVIA.

The three industry organizations are also encouraging its members to donate to the 2011 Japan Relief Fund. Contributions can be made through MIC.org, rockmoto.com, motorcycles.org, MSF-USA.org, SVIA.org or atvsafety.org.

“The devastation is too much for any country to deal with alone,” says Buche. “Japan is a vital part of our industry, now it is our turn to help them.”

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