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Please consider helping the people of Japan during this crisis – here’s how

This information appeared in yesterday’s Daily News (thank you, Daily News). It’s a list of some ways we can help with the unimaginable situation facing the people in Japan. Please read below, and consider helping.


American Red Cross: U.S. mobile-phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to their phone bill. Or go to or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

International Medical Corps: Sending relief teams and supplies to the area. Call 800-481-4462, or visit

Save the Children: The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations through mobile phones by texting JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. People can also call 800-728-3843 during business hours or go to to donate online.

Global Giving: The nonprofit that works through grass-roots efforts says Americans can text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 through their phone bill, or go to

Interaction: The group is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations and lists many ways to help on its website,

Network for Good: The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate to relief efforts. Go to

BuddhistTzu Chi Foundation: Donations can be made online at or by calling 408-457-6964 or 888-989-8244. Checks can be mailed to Tzu Chi Foundation locally at 2355 Oakland Road, San Jose, 95131.

Americans in Japan who need help or family members looking for their loved ones in Japan can send an e-mail to the U.S. State Department: A telephone information line for calls from within the United States has been set up at 1-888-407-4747. For calls outside the United States, call 1-202-501-4444.


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