The tragic events in Japan in the past 24 hours have touched us all.If you feel moved to send aid to those affected by this massive earthquake and resulted tsunami. Here are some organizations to which you may to contribute.
Japan's earthquake: How to help
Several organizations are jumping in to help victims of the Japanese quake. Here's how you can help (and this list will be updated):
•· The International Medical Corps is putting together relief teams, as well as supplies. The organization is in "contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities," said Nancy Aossey, IMC president, on its website. You can donate here. Or, you can text MED to 80888 to donate $10 to emergency relief efforts.
•· Save the Children is accepting donations for its Children's Emergency Fund. "We are extremely concerned for the welfare of children and their families who have been affected by the disaster. We stand ready to meet the needs of children who are always the most vulnerable in a disaster,' said Eiichi Sadamatsu of the organization in a statement.
•· GlobalGiving, based in Washington, D.C., is providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
•· Facebook has a Disaster Relief page with lots of good information about organizations that are offering aid, and that you can help, in turn.
•· Microsoft has a Disaster Response Effort underway. "We are taking a number of steps, including ensuring the safety of our employees and their families and proactively offering customers, partners and local response agencies technical support to help ensure business continuity," the company said. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.)
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