On March 11, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami, which has left thousands dead and many more in dire need of help. We are overcome with sadness as the scale of the damage increases with each day, and extend our condolences to all those affected by this disastrous event.
We understand that many of you would like to offer aid, but are perhaps overwhelmed by the numerous options available on- and offline. We recommend donating to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief of your local Red Cross chapter, but we have also put together a list of several other reputable relief agencies and donation projects for your consideration. Please help support the people of Japan in this time of crisis.
Thank you for keeping the people of Japan in your thoughts and prayers.
American Red Cross: Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief
iTunes: Apple has set up an American Red Cross donation system for iTunes users. Donations of USD 5.00 – USD 200.00 can be made via iTunes. 100% of donations made will go directly to the Red Cross.
Japan Society: Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
The Salvation Army: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief
International Medical Corps: Emergency Response Fund for Japan
PayPal: Paypal is giving its users the option to donate to several different charities through its website. PayPal will cover all processing costs – 100% of your donation will reach the nonprofits you support.
Save the Children: Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund
More listings to be updated soon.