Want To Help Japan, Now?

Via Benjamin Riggs
on Mar 11, 2011
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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.”

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


About Benjamin Riggs

Ben Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. He is also the director of the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, LA and a teacher at Explore Yoga. Ben writes extensively about Buddhist and Christian spirituality on Elephant Journal, and his blog. Click here to listen to the Finding God in the Body Podcast. To keep up with all of his work follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


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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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