Saturday, March 5, 2011

I NEED YOUR HELP!

(日本語は一番下を見てね)


As most of you know, there was a terrible earthquake in Christchurch, N.Z. on February 22nd. It was an absolute tragedy, with many unfortunate people, young and old, losing their lives. Among the dead are a number of Japanese that were in N.Z. studying English.
 As an English teacher here in Japan and as someone with close links to Christchurch, with a Grandmother and Uncle living close to the city center along with many friends, I felt an urge to do something to help those survivors through these tough times and their hardship.
(Kamogawa City Mayor, Mr. Katagiri, pledging his support)
With the support of the Kamogawa City Office and the City Mayor, We have arranged to collect donations this Sunday, March 6th. Donations will be collected at two points. The first is at the Community Center by the beach park where the 'Vitamin Walk' event will conclude with a live concert by Yae-san. This will take place from around 3:00pm -3:40pm. Following that we will be collecting donations at the entrance to AEON (previously Jusco) Department store/Supermarket from 4:00pm-6:00pm. All donations collected will go to the RED CROSS EARTHQUAKE APPEAL.
(L-R: Irie-san, City Mayor, myself, my wife)
We would love to see you down there in support. If there is anyone that would like to volunteer to assist us, they can contact me on my cell 090-9803-9831.

Further details of the donation collection will be available in the local Bounichi Newspaper on Saturday March 5th thanks to Mr. Ishii whom I did a quick interview with.
For those unable to make it on Sunday, collection boxes (see below picture) have been distributed to local businesses in Kamogawa. These donations will be collected until March 20th, so you'll have to act quick.
Below is a list of the businesses supporting the cause. Their help and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

BLOOM SURF SHOP
HEARTLAND DINING BAR
NONKEY SURF SHOP
NONKEY'S CAFE
DONYA RESTAURANT
GRACE SHOWROOM
KAWAI SURF GALLERY
RUPEE HOUSE
GURI GURI HAWAIIAN PLATE LUNCHES
KIDS RESTAURANT
WAICOCO SURF SHOP
TSF SURFBOARDS SHOP
GLASSEA SURF SHOP
DA NALU SURF SHOP
JUJU KAMOGAWA RESTAURANT
SHIZEN OKOKU (Yae-san)

上記の皆さんにご協力いただいて3月20日(日)までそれぞれのお店に募金箱を設置させていただいております。また

鴨川市のご協力で
3月6日(日)15:00〜15:40までビタミンウォークのイベント
(鴨川市民会館/前原海岸)前にて、

鴨川イーオン(ジャスコ鴨川駅西口)さんのご協力で
3月6日(日)同日16:00〜18:00までイーオン入り口にて、

鴨川市市民福祉部 市民交流課のみなさんとサーファー仲間にこちらもまたご協力いただいて救援金募金活動を行います。
これらの活動を通して集まった募金はすべてニュージーランド大地震救援金として日本赤十字 社へ送金します。

皆さんのご協力をお願いします!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea, James. I am sure that any funds collected will be appreciated by the people in Christchurch.Mum

piwakawaka said...

Hope you had a lot of success today. Love your work:)

David said...

Many thanks to you and all who support the cause

J said...

Amazing response!
We managed to collect 270,544 yen which is about $4,000NZ!!
Thank you so much to all the volunter helpers and all the kind people that opened their hearts and their wallets.
There are still collection boxes in stores until the 20th.
Fingers crossed we can reach 300,000yen!