Damon's donates to groups helping Japan

Damon’s Steak House officials presented two $3,500 checks to Glendale/La Crescenta Chapter - American Red Cross and the Glendale Kiwanis Club on Tuesday at the Glendale restaurant. The $7,000 was proceeds from lunches and dinners served on April 4 at Damon’s for Japanese earthquake relief.

Each organization has pledged to apply the money toward relief efforts in Japan, especially those for children, following the earthquake and tsunami.

Those attending Tuesday’s check presentation were Ron Farina of the American Red Cross, Glendale/La Crescenta Chapter; Glendale Kiwanis Club President Bruce Hinckley and members Susan Dell and Irshad UL-Haque. Representing Damon’s were Tony Tartaglia, co-owner, and Naira Khnkoyan, manager.

The $3,500 donated to Glendale Kiwanis brings the group’s total donations to Japanese relief to $10,000. President Bruce Hinckley said $6,000 was donated to the Ashiya Kiwanis Club earlier this week and the Glendale club will send another $4,000-plus next week, including the $3,500 from Damon’s. The $10,000 will be used by Kiwanis clubs in Japan specifically for the children in the devastated areas of Japan.

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