Coastal Community Credit Union aids in Japan relief fund

  • Mar. 24, 2011 10:00 a.m.

In response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week, Coastal Community Credit Union is accepting donations on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross for its relief efforts in Japan.

CCCU members, clients and the community at large interested in helping the Red Cross are invited to make their donation in cash or as a cheque at any Coastal Community branch across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Please make cheques payable to ‘Coastal Community – Japan Earthquake.’ For those interested, tax receipts for donations of $10 or more will be issued directly by The Canadian Red Cross.

Also last week, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Shirley Bond announced the Province will provide $500,000 to the Red Cross in support of

emergency relief efforts in Japan.

Noting thousands of residents in Japan are without the basic necessities of food, shelter and clothing, Bond said the funds will help the Canadian Red Cross provide much-needed emergency materials to those in need in Japan, including medical supplies, blankets, food and water.

“British Columbia has a history of supporting countries that face catastrophic

events and these funds will help provide immediate medical and emergency support for the people of Japan during this terrible tragedy,” said Bond. “We are also encouraging all British Columbians to consider reaching out through aid agencies like the Red Cross to provide further help.”

To learn more about the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Japan or to make a donation visit: www.redcross.ca or call 1 800 418-1111.

 

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