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HTSA Raises $19K For Japan Relief


Technology Specialists of America
(HTSA) raised $19,245 to aid the victims
of last month’s earthquake and
tsunami in Japan.

The buying group for specialty A/V
dealers, custom installers and system
integrators said it will split the funds
evenly between the American Red
Cross and the Japan Society. The Red
Cross donation will be used primarily
for healthcare and shelter, while the
money raised for the Japan Society
will go towards rebuilding the country.

HTSA worked with its Japanese
vendors Mitsubishi, Panasonic and
Sony in selecting the charities.

“We wanted our donations to not
only help the current tsunami victims
but also aid in Japan’s future recovery,”
said HTSA executive director
Richard Glikes. “This donation will
help the American Red Cross to provide
health care and shelter for the
thousands of people injured or left
homeless on March 11, and the money
given to the Japan Society will go
towards the rebuilding of the devastated

“I’m extremely proud of the effort,
generosity and unity that our members
have shown during this unfortunate
time,” Glikes added. “The Japanese
vendor community has been
very supportive of HTSA, and we felt
it was our turn to repay their support
in some way.”