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Mar 24, 2011
12:06 PM

Phila. Benefits and DE Fund Aid Japanese Quake Victims

Phila. Benefits and DE Fund Aid Japanese Quake Victims

Three Philadelphia benefits and an ongoing Delaware fundraising drive will assist victims of Japan’s earthquake-tsunami catastrophe.

The Japanese Mother’s Association of Philadelphia will raise money for the Japanese Red Cross’s disaster relief efforts at these events.

• Sat., March 26, 10:30am-4pm, Japanese Bazaar and Flea Market with Japanese goods and a kimono dressing and sale, Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, 1904 Walnut St, Phila., PA 19103

• Thurs., March 31-Fri., April 1, 12noon-2pm, Bake Sale at The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall E. 8th Fl., Phila, PA 19106

• Sun., April 10, 11am-4pm, Flea Market with Japanese goods & Kimono Dressing at Sakura Sunday, Horticultural Center, Montgomery Dr. & Belmont Ave, Phila., PA 19131

In Delaware, Gov. Jack Markell has launched the Delaware Fund for Miyagi, Japan to assist Delaware’s Sister State, Miyagi Prefecture. Miyagi was the hardest hit area in the recent earthquake and tsunami catastrophe.

“Our relationships with friends in Miyagi go back for many years, and these relationships run deep,” says Markell. “Our businesses work together to promote job creation. Our teachers cooperate to promote cultural understanding. And Delaware parents host Japanese students, welcoming them as a part of their families. Parents in Miyagi have long done the same for our children.”

To donate to the fund, visit www.delaware.gov/HelpMiyagi

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