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10 Ways To Help Japan

10 Ways To Help Japan

I shudder to think that Japanese children are getting tested for radiation as I write this post. When compassionate people hear about horrific events such as the earthquake/tsunami in Japan, they want to know what they can do to help.

Here is a round-up of 10 organizations aiding in the efforts to help Japan recover:

1. Global Giving has set up a Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and Relief Fund.

2. Just Giving is raising money for ShelterBox to provide emergency shelters and supplies. “Thousands of ShelterBoxes are expected to be needed to provide shelter, warmth and dignity to the families made homeless by the crisis. ShelterBox are appealing for donations to ensure that whenever disaster strikes, they are ready to help those most in need.”

3. The International Medical Corps are putting together relief teams, as well as supplies for Japan. Here’s a link to donate.

4. You can make your donation directly to the Red Cross or by texting redcross 90999.

5. The hard-working canines of the Search Dog Foundation are sending search and rescue dog teams to Japan.

6. The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need. At the Salvation Army site you can designate where you want your donation to go.

7. Share Google’s Person Finder tool. Google launched a Japanese-language version to help victims and families locate one another.

8. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres says, “Access to the area by land is currently blocked by the flooding caused by the tsunamis. The MSF teams, which are comprised of medical and logistics personnel, will try to reach the area by helicopter.”

9. Young people can show their support on Facebook with an online Paper Crane Campaign organized by They hope to see 100,000 origami crane photos uploaded.

10. From Save The Children:”We are extremely concerned for the welfare of children and their families who have been affected by the disaster. We stand ready to meet the needs of children who are always the most vulnerable in a disaster.”

Sources: Good, Yahoo News, Huffington Post

Related Links:
10 Ways to Prepare for an Earthquake
Earthquake Training Tips
5 More Ways to Help Japan

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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1:58AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Wonderful people caring for Japan! I will fold a paper crane.

7:25PM PDT on May 7, 2011


12:10AM PDT on May 5, 2011

I have just read the following on ( ) and find it very upsetting that the Japanese government is not taking action to help the farm animals which are inside the 20-kilometre no-go zone of the Fukushima power plant. Many farm animals are dying of starvation and dehydration due to the government not allowing the animals to be transferred to a safe place where they can be cared for. Please follow the link and urge the Japanese government to take immediate action to stop these poor animals suffering.

9:58PM PDT on Apr 13, 2011


5:34PM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

I made a website to support Japan where the user can complete offers OR CALL THE NUMBER if they're genuinely interested to raise money ;D

2:42PM PDT on Mar 28, 2011


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7:35PM PDT on Mar 25, 2011


5:12PM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

10:55AM PDT on Mar 22, 2011

Thank you for the tips!

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