Saturday, March 19, 2011
Japan Relief - Please help
There are many organizations collecting donations for Japanese quake/tsunami victims. But check carefully to whom you entrust your donations. Yahoo has a list of organizations working in relief and recovery activities in Japan. Check this link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_newsroom/20110311/wl_yblog_newsroom/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-how-to-help
For U.S. residents, I found the fastest way to donate is by texting REDCROSS to 90999 and $10.00 is charged to your mobile phone bill. The American Red Cross has already contributed $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross for medical and relief efforts. It plans to make further contributions as recovery work continues. For more information check out their website at http://www.redcross.org/.
You may also donate to UNICEF which helps with the special needs of children, particularly in Japan at this time. They have a "Text-to-Give" campaign and you may text JAPAN to 864233. $10.00 will be charged to your phone bill. For more on this go to http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mobile-giving-foundation-responds-to-growing-consumer-interest-in-text-to-give-campaigns-for-japan-relief-efforts-118251609.html.
The need is great. Please be generous. Text your donations today.
Prayer for Japan: http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2011/03/13/we-pray-for-japan/
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