15 March, 2011

15 March - How We Can Help

LAUNCHPROJECTS - I find myself at a loss for words as I watch in horror the unfolding catastrophe in Japan. The following is a list compiled by backpacker.com of known legitimate organizations helping the countries hurt by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011. CNN has also published an article on how you can help. To all of those who have been affected, you are in our thoughts and hearts.

“In charity there is no excess.” – Sir Francis Bacon

Red Cross: United States Residents – Calling +1-800-RED-CROSS for donation options. Text “Red Cross” to 90999. A $10 donation will be added to your cell phone bill. American Red Cross Online Donations.
Salvation Army: United States Residents - You can call +1-800-SAL-ARMY for donation options. Text “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. A one-time donation will appear on your cell phone bill. Respond “YES” to the thank you message you receive. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
Save The Children: Online Donation
GlobalGiving.org: This project will disburse funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. GlobalGiving is working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground. United States Residents – Text JAPAN to 5055. A $10 donation will be added to your cell phone bill. Online Donation
Convoy Of Hope: United States Residents – Text TSUNAMI to 50555. A $10 donation will be added to your cell phone bill. Online Donation
World Relief Corp: World Relief has been in communication with our partners in these countries including our alliance partner in Japan, the Japanese Evangelical Association, who is monitoring the damage there. United States Residents – Text WAVE to 50555. Online Donation
World Vision: Providing support to children and their families. Online Donation
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): Has two three-person teams attempting to get to the worst-hit areas in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures. Online Donation
ShelterBox: Humanitarian response to the disaster began immediately and a three-person ShelterBox Response Team is already en route to Japan. Online Donation