Sunday event raised most of Cruz Roja Japan fund

A benefit for Japan Sunday raised a bit more than 19 million colons, the Cruz Roja said Tuesday. That is about $41,000.

The event Sunday overwhelmed organizers and there were lines 200 yards long of persons waiting to enter the Centro Nacional de la Cultura, where the event was held.

The Cruz Roja said Tuesday that as of 8 a.m. Monday it had collected 28,959,874.89 colons for Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. That is about $58,564.

The emergency agency said that Walmart was a contributor.

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