Earthquakes on April 14 and April 16 in the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan killed scores of people and caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. Nearly 400 Hongwanji temples suffered damage, up to and including structural collapse.
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (HHMH) is sending an initial donation of $5,000 from the Social Welfare fund to Honzan to help those impacted by the quakes.
The Mission has also established a special collection so temple members and friends in Hawaii can add their support.
To contribute, please make out a check to your temple and write “Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund” in the memo line. You may also contribute online.
The special collection runs through June 30, 2016. Thank you for your help and concern.