May 8, 2016
Vol. 5, No. 18
Dear BCMS Members:
you likely know our friends in Kumamoto, Japan suffered through two
serious earthquakes in April causing extensive damage to the city of
Kumamoto, including collapsing part of the sloped retaining wall at
Kumamoto castle. This is the first time the castle has suffered
any earthquake damage in 400 years. Small towns just
outside of Kumamoto city where the earthquakes were centered suffered
very extensive damage with many houses destroyed. BCMS has had
a sister medical society relationship with Kumamoto since 1992 so we
have made many friends in Kumamoto throughout the years.
our friends in the Kumamoto City Medical Association and on the staff
of the city government of Kumamoto City were not injured or killed,
though several had their homes and clinics damaged and were forced to
relocate until repairs could be made. There are shortages of
drinking water in the community. I feel an obligation to my
friends to offer some financial assistance in their time of need and
have arranged for a fund to be collected at the BCMS office for
anyone who wishes to donate. All donations are 100% tax
deductible. The funds will be gathered and wired to the
Kumamoto City Medical Association on May 24th to be forwarded to the
most appropriate agency there. I appreciate any contributions
to this fund as I know our friends in Japan will.
you for your consideration. I will be happy to answer any questions
about this and can be contacted at 210-250-1481.
send any donations in care of BCMS at 4334 N Loop 1604 West, Suite
200, San Antonio, TX 78249.
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