March 18, 2011

Dear Toyohashi Friends,

On behalf of the Toledo-Toyohashi Sister City Committee and the Toledo Sister Cities International Board, we want to express our sympathy to you as the people of Japan suffer from the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear problems. While we are glad that Toyohashi was not damaged, we realize that the effects of the disaster are shared by all people in Japan.

Today, the Toledo-Toyohashi Committee, Toledo Sister Cities International Board of Directors, and individual friends are sending $1,350 to the 2011 Tohoku Relief Account managed by the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit. We are making this contribution in honor of you, our friends in Toyohashi.

Again, please accept our condolences over your losses and be assured that we are thinking of you.

William D. Hoover
Chair, Toledo-Toyohashi Sister City Committee