How to help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan
Text a donation
All donations will be added to your monthly cell phone bill.
Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.
Text “MED” to 80888 to donate $10 to the International Medical Corps.
Text “JAPAN” or “QUAKE” to 80888 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army.
Text “JAPAN” or “TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children’s Emergency Fund.
Text “4JAPAN” or “4TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10 to World Vision.
Text “JAPAN” to 50555 to donate $10 to GlobalGiving.
You can also donate via any of the above organizations’ websites.
Besides texting or completing your donation on the Red Cross website, the organization has also set up a “causes” page and is accepting donations through Facebook.
Writers and publishing professionals have donated lots of great prizes for this auction, of which all proceeds benefit the Japan victims via the British Red Cross. Donated prizes include a “first chapter or short story critique” and “four-week telephone mentoring sessions.” Although bids must be in UK Pounds, winners can be from anywhere in the world, and bidding is from 8 a.m. GMT on Tuesday, March 15th through 10 p.m. GMT on Friday, March 18th.
Mercy Corps is working to help survivors of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami through one of their partners – Peace Winds. On Monday, Peace Winds helicoptered emergency supplies to families evacuated from their homes in Kesennuma. According to the website, a donation to Mercy Corps will be used to meet “both immediate and long-term needs of the earthquake survivors.”
Donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $250 through your iTunes account.
This website, created by Google, is a resource center for up-to-date information and resources about the earthquake/tsunami, and has a Person Finder feature. Share this site with people looking for information about friends or family members, or provide information about someone in Japan.
You can also donate from 100 yen to 50,000 yen to the Japanese Red Cross from this site.
According to the PayPal blog, “PayPal will credit transactional fees incurred from March 11 to April 10, 2011, to any US 501(c)(3) organization or Canada Revenue Agency registered charity fundraising to aid Japan relief.”
Spread the word.
Blog, tweet, and post on Facebook so that other people know how they can help, too!
Have other ideas? Please share them in the comments!