The Seattle Sounders FC will partner with the American Red Cross to collect donations for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami this Tuesday, March 15 at Qwest Field prior to the first kick of the Sounders FC versus LA Galaxy match.

Volunteers from the Japanese American community groups and the American Red Cross will be collecting donations at various gates, along Occidental Avenue and throughout the stadium.  The Japanese American community groups include:  Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington, Hyogo Business and Cultural Center, Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee, and Japanese Community Service of Seattle.

Fans can also donate by visiting  or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

A gift to the American Red Cross will support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.  On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

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