13 Ways You Can Help Japan That Take Less Than a Minute of Your Time

by , 03/18/11

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We know that there are already a ton of resources out there listing ways you can help Japan recover from the horrific events that have happened and are still happening there. But just in case you still haven’t acted upon your wish to help, here are some super simple ways you can show your support during this devastating time.

*The following is an abbreviated list compiled by Yukiko Matsuoka, a fellow writer in Japan. Yukiko is located in Setagaya, Tokyo, which she said is safer than the Tohoku area but was still experiencing earthquakes. See the full list here.

1. Red Cross: You can also donate via iTunes or Causes on Facebook

2. Japan’s Red Cross: You can donate directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society on Google’s Crisis Response.

3. Red Cross UK

4. Save the Children

5. Doctors Without Borders

6. Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund by Global Giving

7. ShelterBox by JustGiving: ShelterBoxes are expected to be needed to provide shelter, warmth and dignity to the families made homeless by the crisis. To give direct to ShelterBox, go here.

8. Philanthroper: $1 to the Search Dog Foundation, 1$ to Shelterbox US

9. International Medical Corps

10. Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund

11. Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999. Each text will provide $10 towards the Red Cross’s humanitarian efforts.

12. Save the Children: TSUNAMI to 20222 to donate to the Save the Children Federation

13. Salvation Army: Text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to donate to the Salvation Army

Via Yukiko Matsuoka of Greenz.jp

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  1. johncassel March 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Have you checked out any of these organizations before creating this post?
    How much of the funds donated to each of these organizations actually goes to disaster relief and how much goes to administration of the organization?
    The American Red Cross’ main business is providing biomedical services (blood bank) that ALSO does disaster relief. The American Red Cross is a business with a net worth of almost 4 billion dollars. How much of the funds donated to the American Red Cross will actually go to helping people in Japan?

    Please check out the organizations that you recommend before donating to them.

    American Red Cross Controversies

    BBB Wise Giving Report for American Red Cross

    Drug Company Sues Red Cross Over Trademark Use
    By Peter Panepento from the August 9, 2007 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy


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