by John Henderson, Upper Salford Goju-Ryu, Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kyokai

Hello fellow karateka and GKK members.  As everyone has no doubt seen, Japan has recently been devastated with several disasters.  There have been many stories of heroism and many stories of miraculous survival.  Unfortunately there have also been many heartbreaking stories of loss.  And many thousands have been left homeless.  As GKK Members we all practice Japanese Goju-Ryu, I felt we should offer our assistance even if it be only financially to help the people of Japan.
I have contacted the Red Cross and they advised that if we would like to donate we could do so as follows: 

Everyone who would like to donate (in any amount you are comfortable with), whether it be as an individual or from their individual GKK schools, make your checks out to:

"The Red Cross - Japan Disaster Relief" (Please indicate on your checks that your donations are for Japan).

Send your check to:

John Henderson
c/o GKK's Red Cross - Japan Disaster Relief
132 Long Rd.
Lenhartsville, PA 19534
We will forward all donations to the Red Cross' office on behalf of the GKK (Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kyokai). 

Thank you all for your support.