December’s tsunami disaster in southern Asia sparked dozens of East Bay
relief efforts. Here are some of the ways our community is reaching out:
Walnut Creek restaurant Prima served a three-course meal with wine pairings and raised $42,000 for One Sri Lanka, which aids children who were left homeless or orphaned by the tsunami.
Pleasanton real estate agent Steve Mohseni and his associates created Bay Area Tsunami Relief, which has raised more than $8,205 so far for the American Red Cross.
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Clayton raised $1,100 at its "waterless car wash." Patrons donated to one of three tsunami relief organizations and received not a car wash, but a bucket—so they could wash their own car.
The Blackhawk Homeowners Association has been running a gate collection for the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. It had gathered $95,000 as of early February.
Chantal’s Hair Design, InBalance Skin Care, and Christie and Company in Pleasant Hill donated all proceeds, more than $4,100, from two days of haircuts, manicures, and chair massages to the American Red Cross.