First Lady Tonette Walker

State announces Japan relief project

By: The Business Journal
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wisconsin will partner with its sister-state, Chiba, Japan, to raise money for Japanese relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami earlier this month.

The Wisconsin-Chiba Japan Relief Project will be chaired by First Lady Tonette Walker.

"The recent devastation of the earthquake and related tsunami has been deeply painful to observe," Walker said.

The Wisconsin-Chiba Japan Relief Project will be an ongoing effort to raise both awareness of, and money for, Japan, through various fundraisers and initiatives. One hundred percent of donations made to the Wisconsin-Chiba Japan Relief Project, collected by Wisconsin-Chiba Inc., will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.