Palau for Japan. 💸It is with great sadness that we have all observed the unfolding tragedy in Japan, where flooding and massive landslides have taken scores of lives, and hurt millions more. I have been proud to see us come together as one national family in support of our Japanese friends, and hope you will have time to join the Palau Red Cross Society at their fundraising event in the Ministry of Education parking lot today.
With Palauan community organizations stepping up to the plate, I have already written to the OEK requesting their support and assistance for our national response. Now, it is time for the Executive Branch to set the example. Therefore, I am asking that each ministry contribute $500 to disaster relief efforts. Combined with a $1,000 contribution from my office, this $5,000 Executive Branch contribution will set the standard, and inspire our friends in government and the private sector to get involved in this important drive.
Thank you and I look forward to your action in this urgent matter.
Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. President of the Republic of Palau ...