American Red Cross Thanks Local Companies
updated: Sep 22, 2011, 2:55 PM
Source: American Red Cross of the Central Coast
As the citizens of Japan continue to rebuild six months after the devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Sendai, the American Red Cross has contributed nearly $245 million to the Japanese Red Cross.
Since the tsunami, the Red Cross has provided more than 36,000 families with necessary household items and has pledged an additional $350 million in long-term recovery funds to support the ongoing needs of those 90,000 individuals displaced by the disaster.
While improving water and sanitation systems and providing comfort items for those who still remain at the evacuation centers, the Red Cross also continues to build up the number of caregivers and psychological support teams working in evacuation centers and nursing homes to address mental health issues, post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety amongst survivors. The Japanese Red Cross has established two psychological support centers and deployed more then 465 counselors to work with the affected population. As of late, nearly 9,400 survivors have benefited from this outreach.
The American Red Cross Central Coast Region would like to thank the following exemplary companies for their leadership donations to the Red Cross Japan relief and recovery efforts:
-Santa Barbara based Network Hardware Resale, LLC
-Ventura County based Inphi Corporation
To date, the donors of the American Red Cross Central Coast Region, encompassing Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, have contributed a total of $234, 905 to assist Japan. These charitable donations have provided comfort, shelter, food, and healthcare, to the survivors who have lost their homes, loved ones and livelihoods as a result of the tsunami.
About the American Red Cross, Central Coast Region
The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, more than half a million volunteers and 30,000 employees helped victims of 70,000 disasters nationwide; and taught lifesaving skills to millions. The American Red Cross, Central Coast Region provided services to more than 50,000 members of our community and distributed disaster preparedness and health and safety materials to thousands of school children, seniors and community members. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work. For more information about Red Cross programs and services please go to www.redcrosscentralcoast.org.
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