Hawaii Shows Their Aloha and Raises $1.6 Million in Just Several Hours to Help Japan

“Kokua for Japan” charity concert was held at Hilton Hawaiian Village to benefit the American Red Cross for the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief efforts. “Kokua” means to “help” in Hawaiian language. 2,500 tickets were sold out.

A lot of big name musicians who represent Hawaii, including Jake Shimabukuro and Jack Jonson, participated. The concert was broadcast on TV and the radio for telethon donations, and they raised $1.6 million dollars in just several hours.


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