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Title: George Fugami Interview
Narrator: George Fugami
Interviewer: Dee Goto
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: June 15, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-fgeorge-01-0048

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DG: So why, what makes you Lions unique in terms of, the Nisei must have felt some need to develop this.

GF: Yeah. Well, how they felt when they organized it, I don't know. After I joined, I have this feeling.

DG: But you have a perspective.

GF: Yeah. When Jim and those people got together to start this, now what kind of a feeling they had, I don't know. They must have had some inkling of that to help people, but how much help, I think that's the reason why --

DG: Why do you want to help people through...

GF: A group? Well, individually you can't do too much. When you get a group together, it's strong. Like if you want to raise $10,000. Well, if a group together, we could raise that money, but myself I'm not going to raise no $10,000. If I can, it's wonderful, but who's going to help? Oh, they think George is going to do it for his own self, but you got a group of Lions, they will contribute, yeah. That's why we have a pancake breakfast. That's the reason why like at our church, we have these sukiyaki and things like that. I said, "Why don't you give some of that money back to the public?" but church...

DG: Keeps it within the church.

GF: Within church members.

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