Friday, March 18, 2011

How to Help Japan

In light of the recent turmoil in Japan, it can be difficult to sort through all the noise and understand the best ways to help out. The Volunteer and Service Center at CSU Fullerton has compiled a list of resources, which you can download here.

The list is detailed, but here are some quick highlights:

Easy Ways to Donate $10
  • American Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999. ($10)
  • Salvation Army: Text JAPAN to 80888. ($10)
  • Living Social: Donate $5 to Red Cross through Living Social and they will match your donation.
  • Volunteers who are skilled in disaster relief and are familiar with Japanese language and culture will be needed.
  • Well-intentioned individuals without vital disaster relief skills and Japanese fluency should contribute in other ways, such as donation.
  • is a good start for learning how you can contribute as a volunteer.