Ways to Help Japan

Like us, you have most likely heard about and seen footage of the triple disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Following a magnitude 9.0 earthquake (the fifth largest recorded since 1900), northeastern Japan was struck by subsequent tsunamis with waves measuring up to 33 feet tall, wiping away homes and buildings, and devastating whole cities and towns.

The death toll has climbed to over 8,000 and with more than 10,000 individuals still missing, it will continue to rise. Over 400,000 survivors have been displaced and are living in temporary shelters, where food, water, heat and electricity are running low. Finally, the threat of nuclear emergency continues as workers race to stabilize conditions at the Fukushima Daichi power plant.

While OIC International does not work in Japan, we remind you that international support and solidarity, which you have demonstrated many times through your support of OIC International, always make a difference in an otherwise dire situation. Please consider donating towards relief efforts in Japan, to help make a difference. There are many options available:

You can easily donate $10 by simply texting any of the numbers below, and $10 will automatically be added to your phone bill.

Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 (American Red Cross)

Text “JAPAN” to 50555 (Global Giving)

Text “JAPAN” or “QUAKE” to 80888 (Salvation Army. You must reply “yes” to the automatic thank-you message)

Text “JAPAN” to 20222 (Save the Children)

AMERICAN RED CROSS-

http://american.redcross.org/

site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main&s_src=RSG000000000&s_subsrc=RCO_NewsArticle

AMERICARES

http://www.americares.org/whatwedo/emergency/japan/japan-earthquake-tsunami.html

GLOBAL GIVING

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/japan-earthquake-tsunami-relief/

SAVE THE CHILDREN

https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6617251/k.7E71/

Donate_to_the_Japan_Earthquake_Tsunami_Children_in_Emergency_Fund/

apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?msource=wellpaqkf311

SALVATION ARMY

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/site/c.tvI3IeNUJsE/b.5760419/k.2CB3/

Donate_Now/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp

?c=tvI3IeNUJsE&b=5760419&en=5eJzHIOjF4IIJSNmG3JEIUMDJoKRJXNyGjIRJVOuEgLLJWOIF

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

http://www.groupon.com/deals/international-medical-corps (buy vouchers of $5, $10, $25)

Japan Red Cross/ Unicef /Save the Children — pay with Google Checkout

http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Crispian Kirk

 

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