Mattole Fundraiser for Victims of the Japanese Disaster Tonight
Photo from the Mattole Community website.
Japan Fundraiser Dinner
Following news of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Mattole Valley communities of Honeydew and Petrolia are organizing a relief fundraiser in solidarity with the Japanese. We are asking you to join our efforts with a donation for the fundraising dinner, show, and silent auction to be held Saturday April 2nd from 5-9 at the Mattole Community Center
Our communities have a history of uniting to support victims of natural disaster. We raised over $4,000 for relief for both the 2010 Indonesian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. With your help, we aim to raise at least $4,000 to support Japanese relief efforts.
Over 215,000 people are in emergency refugee camps in Japan. Funds raised by this effort will be directed towards relief efforts in two towns – Miyako, which is one of the most severely hit areas, plus the village of Katashina-mura, a little village in Gunma prefecture. Katashina-mura is a village of 5,000 that is known, like much of Humboldt County, for its beautiful scenery. The village has already accepted 1,000 refugees from Fukushima prefecture and are preparing for 4000 more.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic disaster. Please join our efforts and make your donation multiply at the April 2nd fundraiser.