Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe encouraged all County residents and employees to consider making a financial contribution to the American Red Cross, in a motion at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The donation, on a strictly voluntary basis, is to aid the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan and throughout the Pacific.
“On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Japan for their profound loss and suffering from the enormous destruction that has occurred as a result of this devastating earthquake and tsunami,” said Knabe.
County residents and employees who wish to make a monetary contribution to victims of this earthquake and Tsunami are encouraged to do so through the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund, which will provide both immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to those in need.
Financial contributions can be made directly to their website at www.redcross.org, via telephone at 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or by mail to American Red Cross National Headquarters, 2025 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006.