Our friends at Keller Williams are hosting a Casino Night Fundraiser to gather donations for earthquake relief for Japan. Play Texas Hold ‘Em, Craps, Roulette, Black Jack, and more while supporting a good cause. The buy-in for the evening is just $25 and comes with the chance to win prizes. They will be serving up food and drinks for everyone in attendance.
Here are the details for the event:
Friday, April 8, 2011
7:00 – 10:30 pm
Keller Williams Northwest, 12515-8 Research Blvd, Suite 100, Austin, TX
This event is open to the public. Please pass the word and get a group together for an evening of casino fun.
On March 11, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck the northeastern coast of Japan, causing widespread and serious damage to infrastructure and to human life. A massive tsunami followed, washing away homes, businesses, and large parts of several coastal cities. The tsunami also created a crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that continues to pose grave challenges to an already serious situation. As of today, the nuclear plant is still leaking radiation and the situation is not yet under control.
According to a March 25 report by Kyoto University, Citigroup expects the disaster to cost 5-10 trillion yen in damages to housing and infrastructure, while Barclays Capital estimates economic losses in the region of 15 trillion yen – about US $183.7 billion, roughly three percent of Japan’s GDP. The Japanese government has described the destruction and crisis as the “worst since World War II.”
As of March 27, 17,000 people are still missing; 10,489 died and thousands more have been injured, according to police figures, and those numbers are expected to rise. There are still approximately 300,000 people living in more than 2,300 evacuation sites across Japan, though there are hundreds of thousands — perhaps as many as 500,000 — who remain in their homes but are dependent on the sites because there is a lack of available food, stoves, fuel and other necessary items.