Monday, March 14, 2011

How to Safely Donate to Assist the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Charity Navigator, one of the web's finest (oldest, ethical, and accurate) resources for donors, provides advice to anyone who is donating to assist in the Japanese tsunami and earthquake relief effort.  Click on Charity Navigator's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami page for donation tips and warnings.

The American Red Cross explains on their American Red Cross Responding to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami web page what they are doing and posting daily with updates.  They have a link to donate to their effort on the web page.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reports regularly, too, on their Japanese tsunami and earthquake relief work and also provides a link to donate to the cause through their work at No Rest for Red Cross Medics As Search and Rescue Efforts Continue

and then some of the latest headlines, as of this morning...


Japan economy shudders after shocks, BOJ pumps cash by Leila Kihara at Reuters


Stricken Japan nuclear plant rocked by 2nd blast by Eric Talmadge and Shino Yuasa at The Seattle Times

Gigwise reports on a relief effort by pop, rap, and other artists to support the Red Cross at Katy Perry, P Diddy, Rihanna, Chris Brown Support Japan Relief Efforts

Finally, one of my favorite online resources for all things nonprofit, Joanne Fritz, Ph.D. (as she always does after a major crisis) has pulled together, on About.com Nonprofit an excellent list of other, various, reputable nonprofits that are actively working on the Japanese tsunami and earthquake relief effort.  The list is available at How You Can Help the Earthquake and Tsunami Survivors in Japan.

No matter how you decide to assist those impacted by this major Japanese crisis, be sure to keep Charity Navigator's advice (first link, above) in mind for safe and effective contributions.

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