Donate to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief
Relief efforts to aid the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami are now underway. If you’re looking to help with a donation but want to be sure your money will be going to those in need, we suggest the following organizations which come highly recommended by our contacts in Japan and the United States…
The American Red Cross is a top emergency response organization with 130 years’ experience aiding victims of devastating natural disasters around the world. Donations supporting their efforts for those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific can be made at the American Red Cross website. A $10 donation can also be easily done via cell phone by texting ‘redcross’ to 90999.
Our friends at Japan Society have created a Japan Earthquake Relief Fund in partnership with several Japanese and American non-profits working on the frontlines of disaster relief and recovery. 100% of your tax-deductible contributions will go to organization(s) that directly help victims. The Japan Society site also provides information on how to find friends and family members in Japan.
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) has established the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Donations can be made at the link we’ve provided or sent to JCCCNC 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. 100% of donations will go directly towards citizen relief efforts in the most affected areas.
GlobalGiving has established a Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Their goal is to raise $850,000 to help fund organizations providing relief and aid to victims.
The Salvation Army is also asking for contributions for earthquake relief. Donations can be made at their website, or text ‘Japan’ or ‘Quake’ to 80888 to make a $10 donation.