Saturday, March 12, 2011

Disaster in Japan: How You Can Help

8.9 Magnitude Earthquake rocks Japan on Friday.
Tsunami floods miles inland.
Thousands missing.

Yet amidst the chaos and devastation, civility:
"Utility officials reported Saturday that more than 3 million households were without power, NHK reported, and that power shortages may occur due to damage at the company's facilities.

"We kindly ask our customers to cooperate with us in reducing usage of power," Tokyo Electric Power Company said."
Here's how you can help:

The International Committee of the Red Cross can help you locate people unaccounted for at Family Links, which is coordinated by the Japanese Red Cross. But do not give money to the ICRC.

Donate money to the American Red Cross by clicking here. Or you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

Donate money to The Salvation Army by clicking here. Or text the words Japan or Quake to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

Donate money to Save the Children by clicking here.   Or Text JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children for Japan earthquake relief.

Donate money to Doctors without Borders by clicking here.
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