If you want to donate to the disaster relief efforts for the tragic Earthquake in Japan and the Tsunami in the Pacific you can do so on the Red Cross Relief site here.
You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 and a $10 donation will be sent to the Red Cross. Your $10 will appear on your next cell phone bill.
If you haven’t checked the news lately, you can find out more on CNN.com. We live in California so this hits really close to home for us. If you can possibly spare the $10 donation I know the Red Cross will make excellent use of the funds.
If you have any friends or family in Japan you can email the state department: [email protected] or you can use a special site that Google has created to help locate people.
Here are a few other donation sites that CNN has recommended:
Usually with devastation like this donations go up to the areas effected by the disaster and other charities tend to see declines in donations. So this would be an excellent weekend to do some spring cleaning and get together as many donation items as you can for animal shelters, food pantries and other great organizations in your community.
Thank you for posting this, Charlene!
thanks so much. i have relatives in japan. i just posted on my blog for prayers. you are totally awesome! i am going to put this info up on my blog as well, and i will give your blog credit!
my relatives are japanese citizens, do you think the locater service will apply?
You can also make a donation at http://www.jvalley.org/ways-to-give/make-a-donation and 100% of the funds go directly to the victims. Thanks!
Charlene, do you mind If copy your post on my blog? I was about to start writing a similar one but yours makes so much sense.My head is just spinning, I was terrified when I heard around 3 am.My ex husband is there right now and the word to write this don’t come as easy this time.
Amanda Fry says
I’m in Crescent City, CA, and we’ve had tsunami surges all day. It’s a sad day.