12/01/12 - 8:41pm
ANCHORAGE —The Alaska Fishing Industry Relief Mission Inc. had good news from Japan just in time for Thanksgiving.
The nonprofit group raised more than $375,000 for tsunami relief efforts in 2011. This summer, Canadian Linda Ohama helped the group distribute the money to Japanese fishermen.
Ohama, who is currently in Japan, delivered the good news in a Nov. 20 email.
“Last week, I saw the two small boats that the Arahama fishermen were able to purchase with your donation! They were putting on the names: Alaska Maru 1 and Alaska Maru 2!!” Ohama wrote the group.