Monday, April 18, 2011

Helping victims of Japan

Several local international groups, including the Wells Fargo Asian Connection, Carolinas Asian-American Chamber and the International House, are teaming together to host a dinner on Thursday to support earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.

The March 11 disaster killed more than 12,000 people and officials fear the number could more than double. More than 100,000 people are reportedly still homeless a month later.

Tickets are $75 for the 6 p.m. dinner at Kalu Asian Kitchen. Only the first 100 RSVP’s will be confirmed so get in touch early.

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Top Photo: AP -- Waves of tsunami hit residences after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. The largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history slammed the eastern coast Friday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Center photo: AP -- A stranded elderly woman is carried on the back of a Japanese soldier after being rescued from a residence at Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, on Saturday March 12, 2011, one day after a giant earthquake and tsunami struck the country’s northeastern coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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