Bay Harbor Elementary School in Little Suamico collect “Cans for Japan.”

The 396 students from Bay Harbor Elementary School in Little Suamico collected “Cans for Japan.”  Sadoff Iron & Metal Company was their recycling partner and matched the students’ collections.  Together they gave $1,000 for disaster relief for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami! 

Students learned about the importance of recycling while they collected 200 pounds of cans – 7200 cans!  Meghan Van Iten organized the collection.  Kyle Seick is the principal.  Jason Lasky, one of the owners of Sadoff, was on hand at the check presentation.  Sadoff also gave $1,000 to the BayHarborSchoolfor technology. 

In photo: Bay Harbor Elementary School.  (l-r) Mauree Childress, Meghan Van Iten, Jason Lasky, Kyle Seick

American Red Cross Receives Support from Shopko Foundation for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund

The American Red Cross is honored to be presented with a $10,000 donation from Shopko Foundation for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.

“When a tragedy of this magnitude occurs, we are reminded we are all part of one global community. We are proud to be in a position to support the Red Cross relief efforts in Japan,” stated Paul Jones, Shopko Foundation Chairman and Shopko CEO and President. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this terrible tragedy.” 

“We are very grateful to the Shopko Foundation for their generous gift to help the people of Japan during this very difficult time,” said Steve Maricque, Executive Director, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.  “We appreciate the thoughtfulness and caring this gift represents.”

The money will go to the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami response, specifically the Japanese Red Cross, which is providing direct emergency relief, medical services and emotional counseling to affected communities following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at