Monday, March 14, 2011

How to help earthquake victims in Japan, Pacific

From the San Jose Mercury News:

American Red Cross -- U.S. mobile-phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to their phone bill. Or go to or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

International Medical Corps -- Sending relief teams and supplies to the area. Call 800-481-4462, or visit

Save the Children -- The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations through mobile phones by texting JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. People can also call 800-728-3843 during business hours or go to to donate online.

Global Giving -- The nonprofit that works through grass-roots efforts says Americans can text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 through their phone bill. Or go to

Interaction -- The group is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations and lists many ways to help on its site,

Network for Good -- The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate to relief efforts. Go to

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation - Donations can be made online at or by calling 408-457-6964 or 888-989-8244; Checks can be mailed to Tzu Chi Foundation locally at 2355 Oakland Road, San Jose, CA 95131

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