A "Jam For Japan" benefit concert and an interfaith candlelight vigil are among events planned this month to help victims of last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The concert will be from 10 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday at Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli in Makawao. Inna Vision, Super Dub Tribe, Corner House and DJ Baby Boone will perform. Tickets are $15, with all proceeds being donated to the American Red Cross for its Japan tsunami relief fund.
On March 24, an interfaith service and community gathering, including a candlelight vigil to offer prayers for Japan earthquake and tsunami victims, begins at 7 p.m. on the great lawn at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The nonprofit Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will receive donations for Japan relief efforts at the gathering. More information is available by calling 244-6042.
Monetary donations for relief efforts also are being accepted through March 31 at Hilo Hattie stores in Hawaii, including stores at Piilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei and Lahaina Center. Money collected will be given to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.
Beginning today, Foodland and Sack N Save stores statewide will accept donations at checkout counters to support the American Red Cross' relief efforts.
Customers may make donations of their spare change or of $5, $10 or $20, which would be added to their grocery purchase total, through April 3.