By Tim Saunders on
Jack Johnson was joined on stage in Hawaii on Sunday, April 10, by a host of stars at a special celebrity charity concert for Japan.
“Kokua for Japan was truly a labour of love to show our care and concern for the people of Japan,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi of the Hawaiian branch of the American Red Cross. “We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support that Hawaii’s people have shown today. Their compassion will give strength to humanitarian efforts in Japan as we help them recover from this terrible tragedy. We want to thank everyone involved in this event for their wonderful contribution to the cause of humanity.”
Donations to Kokua For Japan can still be made here.
The American Red Cross today announced that it will make an additional commitment of $40 million to the Japanese Red Cross, which would bring its total contributions to $100 million.
“The American public has responded quickly and generously to help the survivors of these tragedies, providing almost $158 million in donations and pledges to the American Red Cross for the Japan earthquake and tsunami response,” said David Meltzer, senior vice president of international services at the American Red Cross. “We will continue to transfer funds as they come in to our counterparts in Japan for continuing relief activities as well as early recovery programs.”
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