Editor, The Times:
First, I would like to thank you for all who gave me concerns, cheers and warm messages to myself and my family in Japan. My family and friends are all safe. As everybody in the world has already known, the biggest and worst disaster is happening in Japan right now. Yes, it is still continuing.
My husband and I came to Canada from Japan almost 11years ago. My family moved to Clearwater in July 2009 and I am pretty sure we are the only Japanese residents in the town. Since I heard the horrible news happened in Japan, I have been thinking what I can do for my home country and found how I can help. Please, please place this in the Times and let the Clearwaterites know that they can help them, too.
For donation: Canada Red Cross www.redcross.ca 1-800-418-1111
I am also preparing to offer some fundraising event to support Japan at school and community with Yuma Fujikawa, the intern student from Japan.
Thank you for your understanding and caring in advance.