Bennet adds Japan relief link to his web site

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet has added a link on his web site directing people looking for ways to help survivors of the unfolding Japan disaster to the federal USAID site.

“Since the massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on Friday, we have seen dramatic videos and images of the devastation. Thousands have died and hundreds of thousands are struggling to find shelter. As Japanese officials continue ongoing search and rescue efforts and work to limit the damages to nuclear reactors, my thoughts are with the people of Japan,” Bennet said in a prepared statement. “Japan faces many difficult weeks and months ahead, but they can count on our support – the support of our Marines working with Japanese search and rescue teams on the ground right now and the support of Coloradans who have donated to relief efforts. Americans have a long history of helping our friends during difficult times, and this will be no exception.”

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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