US Red Cross chief struck by tsunami’s destruction (AP) – 1219th Edition

Gail McGovern, the chief executive officer and president of the American Red Cross looks at a map of tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan dotted with Red Cross signs where Red Cross relief workers are stationed during an interview with the Associated Press at the Japanese Red Cross Society headquarters in Tokyo, Thursday, April 28, 2011. McGovern said the $185 million it received in donations and pledges for Japanese tsunami relief is buying essential household appliances such as rice cookers for people who lost their homes and are living in temporary housing. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)AP – The head of the American Red Cross had visited earthquake zones in Haiti and China in the past, but said she was overwhelmed by the “miles and miles” of devastation along Japan’s tsunami-battered northeastern coast.

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