Sandra Bullock donates $1m to Red Cross to help Japan disaster victims

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2011, 12:17 PM IST

New York: Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has donated 1 million dollars to the American Red Cross to help victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

"The American Red Cross is extremely grateful for this generous support from Sandra Bullock and her family," the New York Daily News quoted the organization as saying in a statement Thursday.

"This contribution is vitally important as the Red Cross works to provide critical assistance and essential relief items in this time of urgent need for so many people in Japan."

Bullock’s hefty contribution is the largest known donation to the Red Cross since the 9.0 magnitude earthquake rattled Japan, which consequently triggered a horrifying tsunami and nuclear crisis.

ANI