Bozeman Raises $13,000 for Japan
Bozeman’s community (you guys!) raised over $13,000 in relief money for Japan this past Saturday with a food drive at I-Ho’s Korean Grill. Noriko Ishibashi, I-Ho Pomeroy, Ted Watanabe, and Masaki Uchida were the organizers of the food sale.
Donations can still be made at Watanabe Japanese restaurant located on Main Street just across from the High School.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
More than 450 people lined up at I-Ho’s Korean Grill to buy Japanese dishes prepared by more than two dozen cooks, many of them Japanese wives.
“It was a huge, huge success,” said Ishibashi, a former RightNow Technologies employee and new mother, who said she and the other organizers had never done anything like it before.
“The good thing that came out of this sad disaster is we found friendship, compassion and generosity,” she said. “It’s amazing how many people wanted to help.”