March 14, 2011 (CableMuse.com) The American Red Cross announced
Friday it is offering assistance to the Japanese Red Cross following Friday’s powerful earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
Thousands are missing and hundreds are presumed dead and the numbers continue to rise in Japan this Monday evening.
This evening, on Pierce Morgan’s CNN show, Yoko Ono,
cultural icon, film-maker and widow of John Lennon endorsed the Red Cross as the primary American recipient of donations to
Japan from America. In his Monday interview Pierce Morgan asked Yoko,
“You’ve been very active in the last few days in encouraging people to donate to the Red Cross. Are there other
ways that you think people should be helping? What is the best way for America in particular to help here?
the CNN studio in New York, Yoko Ono responded, “As of now, I found, that there was no definite fund / foundation in
Japan that we can send money to. So Red Cross is it”. I sent mine to Red Cross…”
to the Red Cross., “In the first 24 hours, the Japanese Red Cross dispatched 62 response teams. These medical relief
teams – made up of about 400 doctors, nurses and support staff – are already providing assistance in affected
areas through mobile medical clinics, as well as assessing the damage and needs of the communities affected”.
neighbors in Japan need your help. To donate to the Red Cross and assist their efforts:
PHONE: 1-800 RED CROSS
TEXT DONATION to THE AMERICAN REDCROSS:U.S. cellphone users can text REDCROSS
to 90999 to give $10, which will be added automatically to your phone bill.