C.R. Red Cross announces donation totals for Japan

March 31, 2011

There’s still time to donate, but already the Costa Rican Red Cross is declaring that it has received more than ¢50 million ($100,000) in donations from Ticos looking to aid disaster relief in Japan. Donations close on Sunday.

In two weeks, the Red Cross has received ¢52,286,775.63 ($100,000) through private businesses, collection centers and fundraisers, such as the Ticos por Japón event held in downtown San José on March 20. More than 10,000 people have died since an earthquake and a tsunami ravaged Japan on March 11. For more information on how to donate, contact the Red Cross at 2542-5000 or see www.cruzroja.or.cr.

You may be interested

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah
sports
46 views
sports
46 views

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 25, 2018

Part III in a series on adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I, about the country's association for disabled…

It’s frog orgy season
Environment and Wildlife
1148 views
Environment and Wildlife
1148 views

It’s frog orgy season

Lindsay Fendt - May 25, 2018

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa…

Costa Rica’s guilty voters
No Sugar Please
108 views
No Sugar Please
108 views

Costa Rica’s guilty voters

Álvaro Murillo - May 25, 2018

By what I have done, and by what I have left undone. A relative of mine is 70 years old…