Fri April 12, 2013
Earth Calendar for April 12th and April 13th
In remembrance of the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, gratitude is being shown through a fundraising effort in Dayton, Ohio.
Japanese-born Businessman Alex Hara formed Operation 1000 Cherry Trees in 2012 to thank the American people for their assistance after the tsunami in his homeland. On April 14th, 100 cherry trees will be planted near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The vision of the project is to have a Cherry Blossom Path of Dayton; in conjunction with the ongoing beautification projects in the cities of Moraine and West Carrollton, to the Air Force Base and proposed site of the Wright Brothers Monument at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 75. Operation 1000 Cherry Trees is an organization dedicated to raising funds to purchase and plant cherry trees in and around Dayton, Ohio. It gives Japanese and Japanese-American people the opportunity to show their appreciation, while at the same time, planting a seed for friendship that will endure for generations. Please join dozens of volunteers as they plant 100 Japanese Cherry Trees on Sunday, April 14th at 1 p.m. at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (1100 Spaatz Street). For more information please visit the website.
On Our Calendar: You can help Grailville make a difference in our community. Grailville is now offering several volunteer opportunities that range from garden helpers to virtual volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are unique and varied and are meant to not only help the community but to teach volunteers new skills and to inspire their everyday lives. For more information about Grailville’s volunteer opportunities, please take a look at the brief descriptions below or visit the website.