The rebuilding from the disaster in Japan is just beginning, and the Japanese and Nikkei Community of Campbell River, Comox Valley, and Area are still fundraising for money to go to the Canadian Red Cross who are helping the affected.
There was a fundraising drive at Quality Foods on April 1 and they were able to collect over $1,000 due to the generosity of the Quality Foods customers. There are still the fundraising events planned in April. The following businesses in CR and Comox have already provided a Red Cross Donation Box: Katie’s Rice Box (C.R.), Koto Japanese Restaurant (C.R.), Saka’s Pier Restaurant (C.R.), Sushi Kobo Takeout (Comox), and Wasabiya Japanese Sushi Cafe (C.R.)
There will also be a Rock Climb-A-Thon on Thursday April 7t from 6-9 p.m. Three hours of non-stop rock climbing by a local climber at On the Rocks Climbing Gym and Espresso Bar in Campbell River. There will be a donation box there for those who want to donate and watch.
There will also be a Garage Sale on April 16 at 10 a.m. at 745 S. Alder in Campbell River. This will be a multifamily event and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross.
Finally there will be a Charity Concert for Japan Disaster Relief by Young Musicians and Performers. The tentative date and time is Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell River Baptist Church – 260 S. Dogwood Campbell River. Admission will be by donation and 100 per cent of proceeds will go to the Canadian Red Cross.