HFPA Donates $250K to Japan Rescue Efforts

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on Thursday announced a donation of a quarter of a million dollars to the International Rescue Committee to help aid the relief effort in Japan.

"What has happened to Japan is unimaginable," said HFPA president Phillip Berk in making the announcement. "We hope that our contribution will help all those affected, and our hearts go out to them during this difficult time."
 
The money will assist the IRC's "efforts to bolster the capacity of immediate response organizations."

The HFPA joins several Hollywood groups, including studios and talent agencies, as well as celebrities like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in donating to relief efforts in Japan.

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