June 6th, 2011, 17:03 Posted By: wraggster
Charity thanks the PlayStation community for its "amazing contribution" to earthquake appeal
The British Red Cross has published an open letter to the European PlayStation community to give thanks for the support it offered following March's Japanese earthquake.
In total SCEE member donations totalled a creditable £466,465.50.
The disaster claimed over 13,000 lives and a further 14,000 people remain missing today. The Japanese Red Cross has since sent in 4,000 doctors and medical staff and treated a total of 34,430 patients.
"Thanks to the PlayStation community’s amazing contribution to the appeal, the Japanese Red Cross is able to support victims of the tsunami with cash grants," the letter reads.
"These will be given to victims who have lost immediate family members; families whose homes were destroyed by the earthquake, tsunami or resulting fires; families whose homes were severely damaged; and households who have been required to evacuate.
"It will equip up to 70,000 transitional shelters with a package of essential home appliances, benefiting some 280,000 people."
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