Resources to Help Japan Victims

If you would like to help victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, below is a list of organizations you can do it through. This is not a comprehensive list, only resources I found around the Internet.

Locally, you can help by donating toThe San Diego Foundation's Global Relief Fund.

The American Red Cross has set up a special designation for disaster relief efforts in Japan.To donate, click here, or text RED CROSS to 90999 to instantly donate $10.

International Medical Corps says it is putting together relief teams and supplies to aid Japan “and other affected countries.” Donate here.

GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

World Vision’s Disaster Response Fund.

Click here to donate to AmeriCares’ emergency relief response.

Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.

Salvation Army personnel are organizing efforts in Tokyo and will soon send a team to help the severely damaged city of Sendai, Japan. To contribute to earthquake relief, text 'JAPAN' or 'QUAKE' to 80888 to make a $10 donation or visit

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending two three-person teams to the Iwate and Miyagi prefectures in Japan. To learn more about the organization's efforts or make a donation, visit

Other relief organizations are also sending representatives to disaster sites, including AmeriCare and Shelterbox.

MercyCorps is gathering donations for its overseas partner, Peace Winds Japan, which currently has personnel on the ground distributing emergency relief in Japan.

Along with an appeal for monetary donations, Operation USA has also announced efforts to collect bulk corporate donations of health care supplies. If you are interested in donating bulk medical items, visit

For any who have loved ones abroad, Google has stepped up to help. Along with a tsunami alert posted on its front page, Google has launched the Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake to help connect people that may have been displaced due to the disaster. Google has also launched a crisis response page filled with local resources and emergency information.

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