Thursday, June 9, 2011

‘Celebrate Japan’ raises money for Misato, Winona’s sister city

As part of a citywide effort to raise money for earthquake relief in Misato, Japan — Winona’s sister city — Saint Mary’s hosted “Celebrate Japan” Thursday, May 5. This event, combined with other fundraising efforts on campus, raised more than $2,000 for Misato.

Al Thurley, a Winona City Council member, wrote: “A very sincere and huge thank you to you and all the folks at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota who most generously gave of your time, materials and facilities to assist Winona help our sister city, Misato, rebuild from the earthquake. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”