Relief for Japan

The devastation in Japan is simply horrific.  A look on social media sites and news programs tells the story.

The death toll is rising by the hour. Tens of thousands remain missing, more than 450,000 people have been displaced, and millions lack access to food, water, electricity, and medicine.

And as rescue and relief workers struggle to operate around the clock, Japan must now also contend with nuclear reactors and leaking radiation. Aid to Japan in first 4 days: $12 million. Aid to Haiti in first 4 days: $150 million.  (CNN)

Right now the people of Japan are in crisis, their resources are stretched thin, and they need our help. Many organizations are already on the ground providing relief, including Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross. You can provide immediate assistance by donating to help fund the emergency response. If you think there are other organizations needing assistance, please feel free to leave in comments or send a message to me and I will update page. I have made a donation already, and even considering adding to it.  The devastation is horrible.

Also read about using text messages for donations before making one.

  • Doctors Without Borders is sending highly trained teams of doctors into the hardest-hit and most difficult-to-reach regions of Japan.  (Note: Doctors Without Borders is not accepting contributions “earmarked” for Japan, but rather drawing from general support to enable their important response work there.) Donate here:

  • The Red Cross – Help Japan Tsunami Earthquake Victims 8.9 ?????????????
  • operates 92 hospitals in Japan and has deployed 700 medical relief volunteers across the country already. Donate here:

  • The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California has established a fund to help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. Donate here: (via Causes page) (Through JCCCNC Homepage)