March 11, 2011
American Red Cross Waits for Request for Help From Japanese Counterpart
American Red Cross chapters are opening shelters and feeding sites for people in Hawaii and on the West Coast who have evacuated coastal areas because of the threat of tsunamis posed by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan.
But for now, the organization is waiting for a request from the Japanese Red Cross before it starts actively fund raising or sending relief supplies to aid earthquake survivors in that nation.
Waiting for a request from the national Red Cross