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Japanese students host fundraiser at Kilgore College

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Yet another earthquake has rocked Japan, it's the second major aftershock in less than a week.

The 6.6 magnitude quake triggered more tsunami warnings along Japan's ravaged northeast coast.

With such a heavy burden already on the country, Japanese students at Kilgore College, focused on what they could do to help friends and family thousands of miles away.

Lunch at Kilgore College on Monday had a distinctly Japanese flavor.

Yuta Suganuma and other Japanese students at Kilgore College served a lunch of beef curry rice and miso soup at the Baptist Student Ministry.

The director of the Baptist Student Ministry worked with the students to come up with a way to raise money for relief work in Japan.

As a former missionary in Japan, Director Shelly Webb says she knew the 15 Japanese students at Kilgore College needed a way to stop feeling helpless and hopeless about being so far away from home while their country is suffering.

Yuta designed a t-shirt to sell to raise money.

Sato Shi made a video, that played at Monday's fundraiser.

He selected every picture, and every frame of video.

"If I lost my mother, my family, my friends... I don't know what I would feel," said Shi.

The images may have once made them feel helpless and hopeless. Now, they serve as motivation to do what they can to send money thousands of miles away to a home that needs it so desperately.

The students say they sold out of food and t-shirts.

They are planning another fundraiser, but no date has yet been announced.

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