OTSUCHI, JAPAN - MARCH 14: In this handout images provided by the International Federation of Red Cross Japan, A member of the first team of JRCS calls for the help of the medical teams to come North to Otsuchi, after an 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11, off the coast of north-eastern Japan, March 14, 2011 in Otsuchi, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. On Tuesday there was a third explosion from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant causing fears for the radiation levels being emitted from the plant. Japan have implemented a no fly zone for 30km round the reactors in order to stop any further spread of radiation. (Photo by Toshiharu Kato/Japanese Red Cross/IFRC via Getty Images)
The Green Cross and the San Francisco Chapter of Americans for Safe Access, have launched a fundraiser drive to benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society, said a press release Monday.
"We live in a coastal city vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis, and the images and stories coming from Japan serve as stark reminder about what is possible," said Kevin Reed, president of The Green Cross. "We feel compelled to help with the relief efforts."
The Green Cross is offering registered patients and caregivers the opportunity to add a credit / debit donation to each transaction, and the SF-ASA will be collecting donations at its next meeting in April.
"Our goal is to raise $5,000 in the next couple of weeks," said David Goldman, spokesperson with the San Francisco Chapter of Americans for Safe Access. "We realize it's not a whole lot, but we figure every little bit helps!"