If you would like to donate money to support those affected by the disaster, please contact your national Red Cross or Red Crescent society. (Some societies may have already closed the donation account. Please check with your society.)
Donations received through your country’s Red Cross or Red Crescent Society will be used for Japanese Red Cross relief and early recovery activities, for example, for the purchase of a set of electric household appliances for people moving into purpose-built temporary houses and the provision of specially-equipped beds for elderly people who requires special care.
Click here to find your country’s Red Cross and Red Crescent Society.
As of 31 May 2013, JPY 59.8 billion (USD 596 million) has been donated through National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world.
For the list of donors for this fund, please check our Operations Update.
In addition, the State of Kuwait has donated approximately 5 million barrels of crude oil (JPY 40 billion) to support survivors in the affected areas. JRCS has remitted these funds to Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures which will use the full proceeds towards their recovery programme.
Donations made directly to the Japanese Red Cross will be distributed to the affected people in the form of cash grants through municipal governments. The amount which affected people receive will be based on a benchmark set by a Grant Disbursement Committee, which is run by each affected prefectural government. The Japanese Red Cross takes no administrative fees from the funds.
Click here to donate to this funds.
As of 31 May 2013, we have received JPY 327.2 billion yen (USD 3.2 billion). With the money raised by the other donation-collecting body, the Community Chest of Japan, JPY 358.5 billion yen (USD 3.5 billion) has been transferred to the Grant Disbursement Committees in 15 affected prefectures by 31 May 2013.
Distribution of medical equipments, blankets, foods, sleeping kits as well as dispatch of medical teams, psychosocial support teams etc. after a disaster, distribution of blood when it is needed --- these are just some of our activities covered by donations from members.
Membership is comprised of individuals and corporations who support the Japanese Red Cross activities and pay an annual membership fee.
Click here to find out more information on becoming a member.
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