Posted on March 17th, 2011
By now we’re sure you know that on March 11, 2011, a huge 8.9 earthquake and following tsunami hit Japan, causing incredible damage.
In times like this, we’re lucky to live in a world with organizations dedicated to helping. If you, like us, are wondering what you can do to help—beyond sending positive energy—we hope this list of ways to help Japan provides some insight. (My Yoga Online does not certify the charities’ fund allocations or administrative costs.)Save the Children is currently organizing efforts. Donations to its Children’s Emergency Fund will support outreach in Japan. International Medical Corps responds to the health needs of the Japan disaster’s victims. Donations can be made via Internationalmedicalcorps.org. Also, text MED to 80888 from any mobile phone to give $10.The American Red Cross has already launched efforts in Japan. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10, or visit Redcross.org.GlobalGiving.org has launched the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Monies gathered via this fund will be given to a host of relief organizations helping victims around the world.Salvation Army has organized in Tokyo. To contribute to earthquake relief, text 'JAPAN' or 'QUAKE' to 80888 to make a $10 donation or visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.Doctors Without Borders is sending out teams to the Iwate and Miyagi prefectures in Japan. To learn more or make a donation, visit Doctorswithoutborders.org.AmeriCares and Shelterbox are sending representatives to disaster sites.World Vision announced global mobilization in response to tsunami warnings. There are two ways to donate: Text ’4JAPAN’ to ’20222' to give a $10 donation. Or donate online.MercyCorps is gathering donations for its overseas partner Peace Winds Japan, which has personnel on the ground distributing emergency relief in Japan.Operation USA is collecting bulk corporate donations of health care supplies, plus accepting monetary donations. To donate bulk medical items, visit OpUSA.org.
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