CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA — Viterra Inc. announced on March 23 a donation of $75,000 to support disaster relief and rescue efforts in Japan, following a major earthquake and tsunami on March 11. The donation will go to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Asia-Pacific Tsunami Response Fund.

"We are thankful that all of our Japanese employees have been confirmed safe in the wake of this terrible disaster. Our thoughts continue to go out to our Japanese colleagues, customers and all those affected by the devastating turn of events which have gripped the country," said Mayo Schmidt, Viterra's president and chief executive officer.

Viterra employs seven people through its marketing office in Tokyo.