The Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coaltion (SAJCC) Council decided to provide emergency assistance funds to Japanese American businesses and organizations during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. A committee consisting of Director Yuki Ibuki, Treasurer Clint Cooper, Secretary K. Negley, and Dr. Min and Evelyn Yanagihashi set up a selection process and chose these recipients, with approval of the full Council. Funds were distributed in July, 2020 to:
- Odaiko Sonora (taiko drummers): $1500 Covid-19 support donation
- Tucson Japanese Language School: $500 for Covid-19 scholarship support plus a donation of 15 purchased Family Memberships for Yume Japanese Gardens
- Yume Japanese Gardens: $500 Covid-19 support donation
- Ikkyu Restaurant: $500 to assist with their restaurant operations for food donations to medical personnel of Covid-19
Be well everyone, and stay safe during this pandemic. For more info about these donated funds, contact Director Yuki Ibuki at firstname.lastname@example.org.