Government to Match Japan Quake Donations

March 16, 2011

Today [Mar.16] Premier Paula Cox announced that the Bermuda Government will match donations of up to $50,000 contributed to the Bermuda Red Cross Japan Quake/Tsunami Disaster fund.

The donations will assist Japan and its people with recovery efforts following the disastrous 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011, which killed thousands of people, with the death toll expected to continue to rise. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said that “in the 65 years after the end of World War II, this is the toughest and the most difficult crisis for Japan.”

Premier Cox said, “No one in Bermuda can be unmoved by the tragic events that have taken place in Japan. We have seen the media reports with pictures showing a landscape of destruction; a distraught nation. The islands of Japan are a valued partner of Bermuda but more important, the people of Japan are a part of the human family. We are prepared to support them in ways that we can.”

The Red Cross is acknowledged globally for its disaster relief work, and will help in emergency response, coordination of international relief and provision for the needs of this devastated population. The Government will commit to matching public contributions to the Bermuda Red Cross of up to $50,000.

Red Cross accounts have been set up at the Bank of Butterfield Ltd. and at HSBC.

Update: Account numbers are: HSBC 010-187417-012 and Butterfield bank – 20 006 060 365472 200

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  1. Mike says:

    What are the account numbers for Red Cross @ HSBC?

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    • bernews says:

      We are trying to get the account numbers now, hopefully will update later on with them...

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      • Zilly says:

        Donations can be made through HSBC account number 010-187417-012 or Butterfield Bank 20-006-060-365472-200.

        According to this article in the BDA Sun
        http://bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SectionID=24&SubSectionID=992&ArticleID=51047

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  2. Reality says:

    I'm going to make a donation and my job will take $1 out of each of our pay to equal the donation....Huh?
    I hate when the Govt says they will match up to whatever amount to donate to a charity. We are donating twice. How about the PLP going into their own coffers to make a donation or some companies match or donate. I have no problem donating but I don't use other peoples money.

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  3. Robert Bryce says:

    Not wishing to put a dampener on the tragedy in Japan, but this on the same day that certain Bermudian war veterens are told they lose their benefits?? This PLP Government has totally lost its way and purpose. Fire 6 Cabinet Ministers and reduce the salaries for all MPs and use the money for worthwhile causes.

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  4. W.T.F.??? says:

    prove it plp...and WHERE is the money coming from?
    the public purse again?
    cough up out of your own pockets instead...
    the money you crooked lot take it would be easy to find amongst you all

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