American Red Cross

The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of Hope for Japan by Ella.

The following was retrieved from the American Red Cross website:

Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami
Response to Japan Earthquake Continues

Friday, March 18, 2011 — As the response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan moves into its second week, about 430,000 people are staying in approximately 2,500 shelters operated by the Japanese government and supported by Japanese Red Cross workers.

The American Red Cross has contributed an initial $10 million to its main partner in the country - the Japanese Red Cross - to help with their medical and relief activities. As pledges are fulfilled and additional donations received, the American Red Cross plans to make additional commitments to help the people affected by the earthquake, tsunami and evolving nuclear emergency. To continue reading, click here.

For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP-NOW or visit