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Okinawa Joins in Relief Effort!

Date Posted: 2001-09-21

Help with relief effort!

In light of the recent terrorist attacks on America that occurred on Tuesday, Sep. 11, America has become united in many ways, with people across the country and around the world eager to help in the rescue and rebuilding efforts. On the opposite side of the world, in Okinawa, we still feel the shockwaves of the recent terror that occurred in America, but for many of us, we feel unable to help out due to the great distance between Japan and America. However, there are many ways to help the relief effort.

Wyatt Payne, owner of the Sam's restaurant chain in Okinawa, has recently begun collecting donations at each of his restaurants to help individuals and the families of individuals who were injured or killed in these ferocious attacks against humanity. An American family, the Payne’s are very sorry for what happened and want to help raise funds to help out in the cause. They begun collecting funds in each of their seven restaurants on Okinawa on Thursday, Sep. 13, and say they will continue taking donations for a month. All money collected will then be brought to the American Consulate General on Okinawa to help injured families in New York and Washington D.C. There are seven Sam's restaurants on Okinawa where you can donate. Sam's by the Sea is located in Awase and Naha, Sam's Maui is located in Kumoji and on Kokusai Street in Naha, Sam's Anchor Inn is located in Ginowan and on Kokusai street, and Sam's Cafe is located right outside Camp Foster's Legion Gate. For more information, call 098-933-0707.

Other ways to donate money towards the relief effort can be done at through other organizations. Following is a list of a few web sites that might be of some interest to you if you are considering helping however possible:

American Red Cross
Website: Helping.org/wtc
Telephone: 1-800-435-7669

New York Fraternal Order of Police Fund - The United Way of New York City
Website: uwnyc.org/640
Telephone: 1-800-710-8002

September 11th Fund - Organized by the New York Community Trust and the United Way of New York City
Website: Helping/wtc/11th

International Association of Fire Fighters
Website: iaff.org
New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund
1750 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006

New York State Fraternal Order of Police Fund
Website: nysfop.org
Telephone: 888-697-1367
911 Police Plaza
WTC Fund
Hicksville, NY 11801

Feed the Children
Website: feedthechildren
Telephone: 1-800-525-7575
Disaster Relief New York
Feed the Children
PO Box 36
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Catholic Charities USA
Website: catholiccharity/donation

Salvation Army
Website: salvationarmy.org
PO Box 269
615 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22313

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