Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief

This tragic event needs no introduction. Below is a list of suggestions for charities with links where we can make a donation specifically to the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief.

GlobalGiving Japan Relief Fund
Why: They're working with Save The Children and International Medical Corps. among other organizations to provide on the ground emergency relief and long-term support to survivors and victims of the Japan disaster.

Quick donate: Text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10
- Save The Children's own donation page
- International Medical Corps' own donation page

The Salvation Army
Why: They've been operating in Japan since 1850 and has over 80 centers there. They immediately sent teams to the worst affected areas and continue to send members to access damage and how to most effectively spend donations.


Quick donate: Text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to give $10 (respond YES to confirm).

American Red Cross
Why: They're donating to and working directly with Japanese Red Cross Society whose local volunteers have immediately been dispersed to help with relief item and food distribution, clearing debris, and providing medical transportation. Read here for more info.


Quick donate: Test REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 

The NY Times, Huffington Post, and TIME have their own list of suggestions and other useful applications.