Saturday, March 12, 2011

How to Help Tsunami Victims in Japan

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on Friday. Adding insult to injury, aftershocks set off tsunamis, claiming the lives of many. Waves reached six miles inland following 7.7 magnitude aftershocks. Around 200 to 300 bodies were found along the shore of Sendai, the closest major city to the epicenter. The death toll is expected to exceed 1,000.
While the loss of life and property continues to escalate, many lives were saved by Japan’s extensive disaster preparedness and strict construction codes.
In the chaotic aftermath, most of the world wants to know how to help the tsunami victims. Technology makes it is simple to donate to those in need. So simple, there isn't a legitimate excuse not to.
The fastest and easiest way to help the victims of this devastating disaster is to text REDCROSS to 90999 from your cellphone. This donates $10.00 to the Red Cross. A $10.00 charge will appear on your cell phone bill.
Global Giving is also taking donations for Earthquake and Tsunami relief in Japan. A simple website to use, just go to and click on Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Choose from an amount of $25, $50 or $75 dollars and click "give now". After you click on "give now", you will be directed to a page to edit your donation amount, if you so desire.
Thanks to the internet it is simple to donate funds to those in need. Type "help tsunami victims" into your search engine and a host of links will appear.
We can all make a huge difference if we all just give a little.

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