Cowichan Lake area residents proved their love for Japan, Sunday, April 3, by donating $1,269.02 during a hot dog sale fund-raiser at the Country Grocer.
“There were a lot more people than I thought there would be,” one of the key organizers, Justine Carlow, 14, said. “It was very successful.”
Carlow was part of two teams of Lake Cowichan Secondary School students who pointed vehicles toward the hot dog sale, from South Shore Road.
Others were pointed to the sale by signs put up at the Peters Centre and Cowichan Lake Recreation.
A car wash fund-raiser is being planned for the near future.
A bank account at Lake Cowichan’s Royal Bank will also be set up this week to accept donations to Japan relief.
Many of the students who took part in the hot dog fund-raiser are part of the group of local delegates who plan on travelling to Lake Cowichan’s Japanese sister city of Ohtaki/Date City, in July.
During their visit, they plan on passing on the funds they’ve raised to Ohtaki’s mayor, who will in turn give it to those in need, as a result of the recent earthquake/tsunami; likely those in the hardest hit area of Japan; Sendai.
In an unrelated Japan fund-raiser, Tranquility for You will be performing 10-minute warm-up treatments for $10 at Curves, Wednesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.
All proceeds are going to earthquake relief.