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Japan Relief Effort: How You Can Help the Earthquake & Tsunami Victims

March 14, 2011

Around the world on Friday, March 11, 2011, we watched in horror as a magnitude 8.9 earthquake, with an epicenter 231 miles (373 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo and 80 miles (130 km) east of Sendai, Honshu in the Pacific Ocean, generated a tsunami that devastated the mostly rural region of Northern Japan.  The immediate destruction of the earthquake and tsunami included destroyed or toppled houses and buildings, overturned train cars, and mud and debris pushed miles inland.  The livelihoods of millions of people were wiped out, the human toll incalculable.

The disaster has made even the most basic of necessities – food, clothing, and shelter – hard to come by.  The international community and nonprofit organizations have stepped in, mobilizing rescue workers and providing relief to the victims of the disaster.  You, too, can help the victims of the disaster by providing relief supplies or donating money.  The fastest way to help is to make a $10 donation by sending a text message from your mobile phone to an organization’s short code.  Ten organizations have established a text message short code so far.

You can help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan by donating money with a simple text message.Simply text the specific word to the organization’s designated short code:

Adventist Development and Relief AgencyADRA Relief

  • Text SUPPORT to 85944

American Red CrossJapanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief

  • Text REDCROSS to 90999

Convoy of HopeDisaster Response

  • Text TSUNAMI or SUNAMI to 50555

GlobalGivingJapan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

  • Text JAPAN to 50555

International Medical CorpsEmergency Response Fund

  • Text MED to 80888

Mercy CorpsHelp Survivors of Japan’s Earthquake

  • Text MERCY to 25383

Salvation ArmyJapan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Efforts

  • Text JAPAN to 80888

Save the Children FederationJapan Earthquake Tsunami Relief

  • Text JAPAN or TSUNAMI to 20222

World ReliefJapanese Tsunami Relief

  • Text WAVE to 50555

World VisionJapan Quake and Tsunami Relief

  • Text 4JAPAN or 4TSUNAMI to 20222

The $10 donation will show up on your next phone bill.  Every little bit helps.

Canadian vlogger, BusanKevin, lives in Kobe, Japan.  He has appealed to Canadians and Americans to help in any way they can.

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Francis M. Unson