Taiwanese raise $26 million for Japan relief

AP News
Posted: Mar 18, 2011 11:26 PM
Taiwanese raise $26 million for Japan relief

Taiwanese have raised 788 million New Taiwan dollars ($26 million) for relief to earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged Japan, including a big donation to emergency workers who are struggling to prevent a full meltdown at a stricken nuclear power plant.

The money was raised Friday night at a Red Cross Society-sponsored event attended by some 300 singers and other celebrities.

Officials say one donor pledged NT$50 million ($1.7 million) to those working close to the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in northeastern Japan.