Japan endured the most powerful earthquake they’ve experienced in more than 100 years and a tsunami that washed away thousands of homes and lives. Now, the constant threat of more earthquakes (including hundreds of strong aftershocks) mixes with a nuclear plant that seems more like a ticking time bomb. Relief and Aid is needed desperately.
If you don’t know how to help, we can inform you. We have a Japan Relief Organizations Resource Page that lists approved nonprofit organizations providing relief services.
- AMERICARES FOUNDATION INC: Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region.
- AMERICAN RED CROSS: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help.
- CONVOY OF HOPE: Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance.
- GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
- INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities.
- SAVE THE CHILDREN: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter.
- SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need
- SHELTER BOX: The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort.
– Lizette Romero