|Inside St. Mark's Cathedral, host of the benefit concert.|
On July 17th, St. Peter’s co-sponsored a benefit concert for the Tohoku Diocese of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK is the Anglican Church in Japan) currently suffering in the wake of the devastating 2011 earthquakes and tsunamis. The concert was hosted and co-sponsored by St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle. Other sponsors included the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Tengu Sushi and Uwajimaya.
To the event St. Peter’s contributed two pews of attendees, a few platters of apricot mochi, graphical design of the program cover and a generous gift of $1,000 designated from monies raised at the Big Take Out. In the end the concert was attended by over 200 people and raised around $5,000 for Japan relief which will be distributed by Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD). For current information on NSKK and Japan relief click here.