Fundraisers for Japan quake victims

26th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Events are being held this weekend across the country to collect money for the victims of the earthquake and the tsunami that struck Japan earlier this month.

A silent march through central Amsterdam on Saturday evening will gather contributions for the Japanese Red Cross. A bazar held in Amstelveen earlier in the day also raised funds for the Japanese Red Cross.

A number of tattoo parlours will this weekend donate their earnings to Japanese charities. People attending benefit concerts in Amsterdam and The Hague will also be able to donate money to the Japanese Red Cross.

On Sunday, walkers participating in the Zandvoort Circuit Run, can make contributions to the ShelterBox Foundation, which provides relief kits, including family tents, to the stricken areas.

According to the latest figures, over 10,000 people are now confirmed dead, with more than 16,000 still missing. Another 240,000 people whose homes have been destroyed are staying in temporary shelters around the country.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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