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Ways to donate towards the relief effort for Japanese Tsunami Victimes

submitted on March 11, 2011 by orangearrows in "Member's Lounge"
Just gathering websites which are accepting donations for the relief efforts

The Red Cross: Red Cross is accepting donations either online or via text message. Simply text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone (you'll be prompted to confirm with a second text reading YES).

Shelterbox: To donate online, simply go to your country's site and click DONATE.

International Medical Corps: To donate to this global non-profit's Emergency Response Efforts fund, simply go to their site and select the amount you wish to donate (be sure to note if you want your donation to be a "recurring gift" for future relief efforts) and fill in your information.

GlobalGiving.org: They are accepting donations online with a funding goal of $90, 000.

Convoy of Hope: you can donate either online at their site or via text message by texting TSUNAMI to 50555

UPDATE: We've been hearing of more organizations that are leading the way in helping victims of the earthquake and tsunami so we'll be updating this list as they come in. If you know of more organizations that are doing great work and need help with donations, aid or volunteers please let us know.

Salvation Army: You can help their relief efforts by texting JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to make a $10 donation.


Read more here : http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/.....z1GKR09WJq
     

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  • 106983
    josetring
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    Posted by josetring on March 11, 2011
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    I saw the video, I thought that kinda suff onlly happens in the movies. Its war zone in Japan right now.
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    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on March 11, 2011
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    Watching the video it all looks so surreal, buildings, cars all look like toys being thrown around. Sad
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on March 11, 2011
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    I am going to start a collection at school for necessities such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo etc. We did it for Katrina...we can help out here.
  • 107041
    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on March 12, 2011
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    My brother-in-law lives in Chiba. Luckily, he was at work in Tokyo when all this happened. He still hasn't been able to make it back to Chiba yet to see if he still has a place to live.
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on March 12, 2011
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      Thats crazy - praying for him and everyone else there.
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on March 12, 2011
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      Just got an email from him. His place is fine, but he says that there's stuff scattered everywhere. Finally, I can stop worrying now.
  • 107069
    iggy27
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    Posted by iggy27 on March 12, 2011
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    I Lived In Japan For A while And I Visited A Museum In Nagasaki. They Had Items And Pictures Of The Destruction Left By The Atomic Bomb. It Reminds Me Of The earthquake And Tsunami That Hit Japan . Both Of These Are Really Sad. They Really Need Help.
  • 107072
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on March 12, 2011
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    This wave is just unbelievable!

  • 107077
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on March 12, 2011
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    This map shows the disaster area

    http://www.esri.com/services/d.....index.html
  • 107078
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on March 12, 2011
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    Another group that is offering assistance and accepting donations is AmeriCares, http://www.americares.org/news.....japan.html . For 25 years they have provided medical relief and humanitarian assistance to millions affected by natural disasters and man-made crises around the world.

    Zynga, Inc. (developer of social media browser-based games like Farmville for Facebook) has created new virtual goods that players can purchase to donate funds to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children Emergency Fund. The fund will support the urgent and ongoing needs of quake- and tsunami-affected Japanese children and families. The donation link for SaveTheChildren.org and names of the 8 games are at http://www.savethechildren.org.....nlpaqk0311 .

    Google has set up a special search link at http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/ that works in 5 languages to allow users to look for victims or post information about people.
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on March 12, 2011
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    Groupon has a link to donate to International Medical Corps with 100% going to the organization.

    http://www.groupon.com/deals/i.....ical-corps
  • 107123
    lootango
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    Posted by lootango on March 13, 2011
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    I can't believe everything we're seeing on the news. My company is doing donation matching up to $150,000 through the Red Cross for employees (we have 2 sites in Japan, 1 of which was impacted but luckily no one was injured). I'm very glad to hear everyone is ready to help this devastated area.
  • 107340
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on March 15, 2011
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    And now they got radiation to deal with. No respite for them. We all should feel lucky and not take stuff for granted like we do today.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on March 15, 2011
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      Hopefully the radiation will be contained but even the scientists are a bit baffled.
  • 107408
    mommy25
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    Posted by mommy25 on March 15, 2011
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    I am very skeptical on donating money. I used to be on the board of directors for a nonprofit organozation, let's just say alot of hands touch that money before any one that is in need sees it. Also, back in the 80's the redcross knowing gave aids tainted blood to hemopheliacs. At that time i gave birth to a boy that was 2 months premature. I was told he needed a blood transfusion, this was my 4th child, i was financially stressed at the time, and the redcross wanted $200. to take my husbands blood, and give it to my son. They did not care that we did not have that kind of money, they would not do it without payment up front. I did have to sell all my jewelry to make it happen,but it was worth the peace of mind.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on March 16, 2011
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      I agree with you on the how the Red Cross handles those in need. My dad was in WWII and my mother always said the Red Cross didn't help the military men overseas when they needed it the most. Maybe there is such a person as Florence Nightengale, but she is certainly not affilliated with the Red Cross.
  • 107473
    iggy27
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    Posted by iggy27 on March 16, 2011
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    I Already Donated. Donated To Red Cross.

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