Monterey Park Raises Funds For Sister City Struck By Typhoon

By EGP News Report

(EGPNews) — A relief campaign is underway for Monterey Park’s typhoon-ravaged sister city of Nachikatsuura, Japan.

Typhoon Talas struck Sept. 3, 2011, leaving 34 residents dead, 55 missing and extensive damage to hundreds of homes. Among the residents killed were the wife and daughter of Nachikatsuura Mayor Shinichi Teramoto. His home was completely washed away.

The Monterey Parks Sister City Association is seeking donations large or small to help in the sister city’s recovery efforts. Checks payable to the Monterey Park Sister City Association can be mailed to c/o Sally Yamada, Treasurer, 1517 El Camino Dr., Montebello, 90640. Questions can be directed to David. K. Ikeda at (213) 505-6736.

Nachikatsuura was Monterey Park’s first sister city, established in 1968, and relations between the two cities have included a student exchange program.

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January 19, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


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