As I watched the news coverage of the destruction in Japan today, I was frozen with grief. Watching someone’s home taken apart in seconds and then another and another; I watched entire communities destroyed in minutes. Not to mention the people who were unable to escape. I kept thinking, “What can I do to help?” I can’t realistically go to Japan, but I can help those who are going and making a difference. I found a few of the many organizations that are helping with relief efforts and donated. Here is my list:
1) The Red Cross – You can donate on the Red Cross website or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
2) Doctors Without Borders is sending medical teams into some of the worst hit areas of Japan. Support their efforts by donating on their website.
3) The Salvation Army is organizing efforts in Tokyo and will soon send a team to assist the severely damaged city of Sendai, Japan. To contribute to earthquake relief, text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan and the families affected by this tragedy.
If you know how others can help those in Japan, please share in the comment section below.