Japanese consul to donate relief funds to Dexter community
The Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit will present a check to the Dexter community at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Elementary School to help with the village’s cleanup after a tornado last week.
Consul General Kuninori Matsuda, a representative to the Japanese government, said Cornerstone Elementary was one of several Michigan schools to help raise funds for the relief effort in Japan immediately after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami devastated the country.
"Although it is a small gesture, it is one of the many ways we can try to pay back.”
Matsuda said he also contacted a number of Japanese companies in the greater-Ann Arbor area to encourage them to donate to the Dexter tornado cleanup as well. He said the companies responded very positively to his request.
He added Japan is “ever grateful” for the students and citizens of Dexter.
Cornerstone Elementary is located at 7480 Dan Hoey Road.