In March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake on Japan's Pacific coast generated a 124-foot tsunami wave. More than 12.5 million people were impacted nationwide. Immediately, the American Red Cross (ARC) worked with the Japanese Red Cross to provide aid to victims of the disaster. Support from ARC helped construct four temporary hospitals, two medical centers, two permanent hospitals and a social welfare center. Additionally, more than 338,000 survivors received appliances for their temporary housing. In total, ARC raised $312 million for the Japan earthquake and tsunami recovery. The support of partners like the Caterpillar Foundation made ARC one of the largest private international contributors to the response.
|Page Copy||Investments from the Caterpillar Foundation helped the American Red Cross assist 5.5 million in 25 countries in response to 2014 global disasters|