Dear Editor:

I would love to say thank you for all the support we have received from residents of the Columbia Valley for our Japan earthquake relief fundraising.

We were able to raise about $6,000 in one week. The money was donated to the Canadian Red Cross.

There are lots of residents with warm and thoughtful hearts. I am very pleased to be living in this town and to have the chance to feel unlimited kindness.

The fundraising is still continuing. There are 10 collecting boxes at Black Star Studios, Oriental Palace, Candyland, Gerrys Gelati, Peppis Pizza, Fubuki Sushi, AG Valley Foods, Inside Edge, Interior world, and Home Hardware. Thanks again.

Haru Watanabe