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Hawaii raises more than $3M for quake-struck Japan

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 9:17 a.m. HST, Apr 17, 2011


A statewide campaign for donations to survivors of the massive Japan earthquake has exceeded $3 million.

The "Aloha For Japan" initiative has gathered more than $3 million in the month following the March 11 earthquake and tsunamis.

Japan-America Society of Hawaii President Ed Hawkins traveled to Tokyo this week to present a $1 million check to the Japanese Red Cross Society

Banks that are contributing have extended collections deadlines to the end of the month. Credit unions statewide are also joining the effort.

Money continues to go to the campaign through donations, concerts, fundraising events and T-shirt sales.

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