Crisis in Japan


Photo of child in evacuee shelter in Sendai by Save the Children CanadaJapan may be one of the better prepared countries to handle natural disasters, but the loss is still devastating.

As you keep your eyes on the unfolding nuclear dangers, read NY Times contibutor Twitter updates, and watch the video updates on YouTube's Citizen Tube, you may want to help.

Texting Relief

Donating to assist efforts is as easy as sending a text message. Some organizations you may wish to consider include:

  • American Red Cross Relief: text REDCROSS to 90999
  • GlobalGiving:  text JAPAN to 50555
  • International Medical Corps: text MED to 80888
  • Mercy Corps:  text MERCY to 25383
  • Save the Children: text JAPAN to 20222
  • The Salvation Army: text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888

Donating Online

You can give funds online by visiting the American Red Cross, Mercy Corps, or Global Giving.

Additional Resources

Find out more about how to help by reading the New York Times Lede Blog and the Times Newsfeed.

Photo credit: Save the Children Canada


Author Bio:

Carine Risley has been to Japan twice in the past year.

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