Ishikawa, Jan 26 (News On Japan) - Donations for the victims of the Noto Peninsula earthquake have surpassed 10 billion yen ($67 million) as of January 24th, showing heartwarming support from a wide community.
Ishikawa Prefecture, which is handling the contributions, is coordinating to ensure the funds reach those affected as soon as possible. Following the recent earthquake on the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture began accepting disaster relief donations on January 4th. Approximately 175,000 donations have been made, totaling over 11 billion yen. Additionally, the prefecture reports that the Japanese Red Cross Society's Ishikawa branch has received over 15,000 donations amounting to approximately 1.2 billion yen, and the Ishikawa Prefecture Community Chest has received over 14,000 donations totaling about 350 million yen. The total sum of donations has thus reached over 12.6 billion yen.
The prefecture plans to convene a disaster relief fund distribution committee between the end of this month and the beginning of the next to determine the distribution ratios in collaboration with the affected cities and towns. The Planning and Coordination Office of the Prefectural Health and Welfare Department expressed gratitude, stating, "We are thankful for the heartwarming support through donations. We will coordinate through the distribution committee to ensure that the aid reaches the victims as quickly as possible."