Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Shirley Bond announced today that the Province will provide $500,000 to the Red Cross in support of emergency relief efforts in Japan.
As a result of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck near the East Coast of Honshu on March 10, thousands of residents in Japan are without the basic necessities: food, shelter and clothing.
With this provincial funding, the Canadian Red Cross will provide much-needed emergency materials to those in need in Japan, including medical supplies, blankets, food and water.
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.
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General