How Can You Help?

How Can You Help?

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We are saddened by the recent events in Japan, and we are praying for the safety of the employees and family members within our industry. 

For those of you who would like to help, our editors have compiled a list of reputable organizations contributing to the relief efforts.

Please consider what you can do to help the unfortunate victims of this terrible tragedy.  

1. The humanitarian group World Vision is rushing personnel into the affected areas and providing food, water, medical supplies and shelter for victims. To send a donation to help them, visit: 

http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?funnel=&item=2200736&go=item&section=10324&

Follow World Vision’s blog for updates, and visit its website or text “4japan”to 20222 to send a $10 donation to the group. It will show up on your next mobile phone bill. http://blog.worldvision.org/ or http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?funnel=&item=2200736&go=item&section=10324&

2. The American Red Cross: The American Red Cross sent a disaster expert from Washington to Japan on Monday and the Japanese Red Cross has dispatched dozens of response teams. If you’d like to donate to the Red Cross efforts, text “redcross” to 90999, and you can make a $10 donation to the organization.

You can visit the following link to donate to local chapters or directly to the Japan relief efforts as well: http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main&s_src=RSG000000000&s_subsrc=RCO_NewsArticle

You can also keep up with Red Cross updates by following its Twitter feed and Facebook updates.

3. The Salvation Army, which has had a presence in Japan since 1895, sent a team to Sendai to assess damages and hopes to provide food, water and other necessities. In Tokyo, the Salvation Army opened its main building to house and feed commuters who were unable to reach their homes. http://www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/www_sa.nsf/vw-news/D8671AC3DBC0514D802578500057871A?opendocument 

This aid organization is issuing updates via its blog, its Twitter feed and Facebook page. It also is accepting donations via text message. Those interested in contributing $10 to the group can text “japan” or “quake” to 80888.

4. AmeriCares, which is also accepting donations, said it is mobilizing resources and sending an emergency response manager to the region. http://www.americares.org/whatwedo/emergency/japan/japan-earthquake-tsunami.html

5. Save the Children is sending an emergency team to assist its staff in Japan. Donations to the group’s Children’s Emergency Fund will help preserve the welfare of young ones, who “are always the most vulnerable in a disaster,” Eiichi Sadamatsu in central Tokyo said in a statement. https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6239465/k.544E/Childrens_Emergency_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?msource=wenlpaqk0311

6. Globalgiving.com, another aid organization that allows donors to select the causes they want to support—including climate change, economic development, human rights and disaster relief—has established a Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. GlobalGiving will disburse funds to organizations providing aid and relief to victims.

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/japan-earthquake-tsunami-relief/

7. International Medical Corps. The Corps, which focuses on “health care training and relief and development programs,” is coordinating with local authorities and partners to determine the most pressing needs. It also is providing technical expertise and assisting with logistics. To contribute to the Corps’ efforts, visit its website or text “med” to 80888 to send the group a $10 donation. http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org/Page.aspx?pid=1970

8. And don’t forget the “other” victims. The American Humane Association, which has been rescuing animals in disasters since 1916, has set up a relief fund for rescuing animals. Donations help provide shelter and care.

https://secure2.convio.net/aha/site/SPageServer?pagename=API_Form_Animals&donation_amount=other&custom_programs=services&JServSessionIdr004=e9n9rq4dm1.app217a

You can keep up with American Humane Association developments on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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