Evacuated Military Families Need Your Help

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    A family donates items to help military families evacuated to San Diego from Japan.

    Some of the U.S. military families forced to flee Japan after the Earthquake have found themselves in San Diego, with nothing but a suitcase and the Armed Services YMCA is doing what they can to help.

    The organization is collecting donated items like toiletries, diapers, baby clothes, and other items to help the families through a devastating time.

    According to the Armed Services YMCA, 35 families displaced by the Japanese quake have been brought to San Diego.

    "They don't how long they are going to be here," said Paul Steffens, Executive Director of the Armed Services YMCA. "They are staying in Navy Lodges or hotels and a lot of their husbands are deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's just hard"

    The families were evacuated for different reasons and were only allowed to leave with one suitcase.

    "Some may have evacuated because of the possible radiation, some did lose their homes," Steffen said.

    All donated items will be delivered to Naval Base San Diego for distribution.