As victims of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami work to rebuild their lives, some Kelowna residents have dug in to do what they can to help.
Through selling everything from works of art to baked treats and singing songs, this community has managed to drum up $38,000 which will be going to Japan, said Coun. Luke Stack, a member of the Kasugai sister city association at a Monday meeting.
Two community events that were very successful were a May 2 meeting where $24,000 was raised, and an April 30 meeting where $14,000 was raised.
“It was a significant pile of money which came in,” Stack said, adding artists, musicians, bakers and volunteers of all stripes came together to make the events successful.