On Friday, March 11, 2011, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Japan were forever changed when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a massive tsunami devastated the country.In an instant, people lost everything – their loved ones, their homes, their livelihoods and their communities.
Immediately following the disaster, Red Cross volunteers in Japan and across affected communities rapidly mobilized to support disaster response operations. Despite many being victims themselves, these volunteers worked around the clock to provide search and rescue, emergency medical assistance, and more.
As soon as our customers became aware that London Drugs was accepting donations, they immediately responded. Thanks to you, London Drugs was able to present a cheque for $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help aid the relief efforts in Japan.
One year later, Red Cross efforts continue as teams work to help thousands of families recover and rebuild their lives.
For more information on how your support continues to help Red Cross efforts in Japan please visit www.redcross.ca.
Japan is trying to rebuild after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11 triggered a tsunami that killed thousands and left countless others homeless.