2018 / Hawaii people with ties of Hiroshima Prefecture call for fundraising for victims of Hiroshima flood and landslide

Rescue by personnel of Hiroshima City Fire Department on July 7, 2018. (Source: the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan)

On July 20, “Hawaii for Hiroshima” fundraising campaign was initiated in Honolulu, Hawaii. “Hawaii for Hiroshima” program is a statewide program with support of all Hiroshima Kenjin Kai including 2 located on Oahu and 2 on the Big Island, and several chambers of commerce, and other organizations with ties to Hiroshima prefecture including rotary clubs and lions clubs. “Hawaii for Hiroshima” campaign will close on August 6.

Forwarded for Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai

In early July, heavy rains in Hiroshima Prefecture and other western Prefectures caused widespread flooding and landslides, which damaged homes and businesses and caused the deaths of 101 residents and injuries to 102 residents.

Additionally, as of July 16, 2018, 13 residents are missing.  Also, thousands of residents of Hiroshima Prefecture vacated their homes and moved to temporary shelters.

In view of this tragedy, a committee, “Hawai’i for Hiroshima,” consisting of concerned organizations with roots and ties to Hiroshima Prefecture, has been organized to assist in fundraising efforts for this cause.

All monetary gifts for this fundraising effort are tax-deductible and are being accepted by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce:

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
2454 South Beretania Street
Suite 201
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Attn:  HAWAII FOR HIROSHIMA

Donations checks should be made payable to:
HONOLULU HIROSHIMA KENJIN KAI
and noted for:
Hawaii for Hiroshima.

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

100% of your donation will benefit Hiroshima Prefecture.

We will close all fundraising on August 6, 2018 in respect to the unfortunate bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Please join us in helping your relatives, friends and business and organizational contacts in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Wayne T. Miyao
Chairman of Hiroshima Hawaii Sister State Committee
President of Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai

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