Michael Mochizuki of Hawaii is heading an elongated coin fund-raiser named “The Aloha Project” to benefit the Hawaii chapter of the American Red Cross for Japanese tsunami relief.
The elongated design, rolled on copper cents, features the word “aloha” with the “o” colored red to represent the Japanese flag. The border is a Hawaiian ilima flower lei that contains the names “Japan” and “Hawaii.”
Mochizuki donated his time and the cents for the project.
The special elongateds cost $5 (plus a self-addressed, stamped envelope) for a set of two: one painted and one not painted. All donations will go to the Red Cross.
As of May 31, Mochizuki was producing the ECs and said he would begin filling orders in a week to 10 days.
To order, send a check or money order payable to “American Red Cross” to Michael Mochizuki, 98-1998 Hapaki Street, Aiea, HI 96701-1639.
To date, the American Red Cross has committed $163.5 million to help those affected by the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami by providing shelter, food and other assistance. Throughout the summer, the Japanese Red Cross will use donations from the American people to outfit an estimated 72,000 temporary homes with household appliances including refrigerators, washing machines and microwaves. The program will benefit approximately 280,000 people.
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