After contacting the Japanese Vending Association to express sympathy for the tragedies that befell their country, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) has determined the best way to help the Japanese people and industry peers at this time is by donations to the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross is accepting cash donations (designated for Japan) and in kind donations (bulk quantities of products and services from manufacturers, suppliers and distributors).
"NAMA has given a donation to the Red Cross and we encourage our members to rally round the Japanese people to help them recover from the devastation that they have had to endure," said LyNae Schleyer, CMP, NCE, NAMA senior director of education and the OneShow. "Our thanks to all of you who have already done so. We will keep you updated on information from our sister association."
To make a donation, visit the American Red Cross Website at american.redcross.org.