Monday, March 14, 2011

How to help japan

Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on Friday. The magnitude-8.9 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the nation's east coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured.

Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. Below are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.

Text REDCROSS to 90999
Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message & Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. To see the full terms applicable to donations, please visit Receipts for donations are available at

Text MED to 80888 
 ( A one-time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging & data rates may apply. Donations are collected for International Medical Corps by Reply STOP to 80888 to stop. Reply HELP to 80888 for help. For terms, see )

Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help. Donate here.

Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter. Donate here.

Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Donate here.

The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need. Donate here.

Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region. Donate here.

Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance. Donate here.

Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities. Donate here.

The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort. Donate here.

 If you cannot donate please make sure to spread the word about how you can help Japan. Post the your favorite charity on your facebook twitter ect.


  1. Thanks for this. I also advice readers to be wary of fake charity organizations too.

  2. I can't get this event out of my heart or head, thank you for compiling this list of resources...

  3. Yes Chris, I checked all the sites if they are legit. Also the text you can send is taken from 2 of these sites.

  4. i'm really considering some donations, this thing is so sad

  5. With the whole nuclear thing it's going catastrophic...

    Cool blog, though. I'm following.

    You may want to check out ours, we review music and stuff...

  6. thanks for that info, they really need all the help they can get.

  7. Thats great of you to post all of those links and info.
    They know something we don't, and God is trying to get rid of them for it. Too smart.