Want To Help Japan, Now?

Via on Mar 11, 2011

Japan: devastated

…by an 8.9 Quake…the biggest in their recorded history.

and a 25 foot Tsunami…

To top it all off, these natural disasters “may have caused radioactive material to leak from an atomic power plant in northeast Japan.”

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If you would like to help, Elizabeth Woyke has compiled a list of relief organizations you can contribute to via your cell-phone:

~ from How To Donate Money By Cell Phone To Japan Quake Victims by Elizabeth Woyke

“These particular campaigns have been organized by the mGive Foundation, a Denver-based charity that manages mobile donation programs. MGive says it vets and certifies the organizations it works with.

  • To donate to American Red Cross Relief, text REDCROSSto 90999
  • To donate to Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization that does community outreach and disaster response, text TSUNAMIto 50555
  • To donate to GlobalGiving, which focuses on “grassroots projects in the developing world,” text JAPAN to 50555
  • To donate to World Relief Corp., the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, text WAVE to 50555

Text-based donations raised tens of millions of dollars for Haiti in 2010.”

~Thanks Alpine Lilly

~info taken from cnn.com and Forbes Blog

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7 Responses to “Want To Help Japan, Now?”

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  2. anonym says:

    I've heard The Red Cross DOES NOT donate funds directly to the country you donate. There are much better direct organizations. They also take a very LARGE amount over 40% for admin fees.
    Please consider another organization.

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