The boards and members of the Motorcycle Industry Council, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America are collectively donating $10,000 to the 2011 Japan Relief Fund. Each organization is encouraging its members to make their own contributions, as well and each organization's Web site has a link to the relief fund so that members and the riding community can easily make donations, per a joint release.
"Thanks to the support of our boards and the contributions of our members, the MIC, MSF and SVIA are able to make a substantial financial contribution to assist the people of Japan," said Tim Buche, president and chief executive officer of MIC, MSF and SVIA. "We also wanted to provide a way for the riding community to contribute, which is why we established Web site links."
MIC.org, rockmoto.com, motorcycles.org, MSF-USA.org, SVIA.org or atvsafety.org, each of which has a "2011 Japan Relief Fund" tab. Visitors are directed to Japan Relief Fund donation page on the Japan American Society of Southern California Web site.
The JAS-SC developed the 2011 Japan Relief Fund to garner funds to the victims of the earthquake. tsunami and crippled nuclear power plants.