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How to Help Victims of Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

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):

•·         Using your cell phone, you can text-message donations of $10 to the Red Cross. Text the letters REDCROSS to 90999 to make the $10 donation, or visit the organization's website.

•·         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. ( is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.)


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Comment balloon 2 commentsMaureen Megowan • March 11 2011 03:29PM


Thanks for the information. That is just awlful what happened. My prayers are with them. God Bless, Wendy.

Posted by Wendy Richards, at ""- Charlotte NC Home & Real Estate Search (Keller Williams Realty - Charlotte NC Home & Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Maureen, this is a wonderful list.  I can't imagine how bad it really is there.  The days to come will be even worse with aid for all these organizations.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) almost 8 years ago

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