Over 200,000 citizens are currently in temporary shelters in the aftermath regarding Friday’s Japan earthquake, and more than a million homes are without water.
With thousands of people still unaccounted for and fears regarding radiation risks following an explosion at a Japanese nuclear power plant, the overall amount of deaths is anticipated to increase.
Rescue and recovery attempts already have started and they are most likely to continue for several months, with plenty of global agencies and governments providing aid. Prime Minister Naoto Kan stated he sent 50,000 troops for recovery efforts while strong aftershocks still shake the region.
Below is a directory of organizations that you can make contributions to that are adding to the relief efforts…
Save the Children: Emergency Relief for Japan Quake
Toll free: 800-728-3843
Text JAPAN or 20222 to donate.
The American Red Cross: Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief
Text REDCROSS or 90999 to make $10 donation by text message.
Toll free: 800-SAL-ARMY
Text QUAKE or 80888 to donate $10
International Medical Corps
Text MED or 80888 to donate $10
Doctors Without Borders
Text JAPAN or 50555 to donate $10
Toll Free: 888-56-CHILD Text 4JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10