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Ways to help Japan?
« on: March 14, 2011, 10:22:01 am »
In light of the recent events in Japan, has anyone heard of any aid orgs over here that are taking donations of items/money to help the 500,000 people displaced?


  • Olga
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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 10:27:07 am »
i'm on the same boat as you.  i'd love to help out in some way.


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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 10:28:10 am »
I'd love to know too. What a terrible catastrophe this continues to be.
For how close Japan is, I feel very far...
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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 10:34:30 am »
This is the best way to help. Soldiers in Japan just alearted that there might be a second tsunami btw...

http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_newsroom/20110311/wl_yblog_newsroom/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-how-to-help
BTW, I studied about NGOs and NPOs in Japan and they are very limited. Make sure you give your money to groups you trust. I'd say Red Cross or any government group in Japan itself. The difference is that they do have plenty of money. If anything, they need volunteers, but Japan is very xenophobic and when the Kobe earthquake happened, many people died as well, and NPOs and NGOs couldn't get inside Japan to help because of the restrictions. Same as in Korea. If I could go help, I would. My Japanese isn't great, but I am sure they'd be happy for the slave labor.
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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 10:51:40 am »
This website is an independent charity evaluator that rates different charities using a 1 to 5 star system. Here's a link to the charities providing relief in Japan:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1221


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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 11:14:50 am »
they don't need any help, they're rich and they have plenty of people, not to mention robots.


please donate to my 'end hank's student loan' fund.

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anyways, CNN posted this report which tells you how you can help the people in Japan:

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/impact.your.world/
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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 11:59:46 am »
Anyway, thanks for the links.  Also, the nuclear plant situation is getting progressively worse.  Someone said it best, for us to be in Korea, Japan feels so far away.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 12:37:59 pm by daveyc18 »


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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011, 12:04:29 pm »
I have friends in North East Japan and they recommend Red Cross. Seeing as they're witnessing it all, I trust their judgement! My school started a collection today.


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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 12:07:36 pm »


There are underpriviliged people in Japan, too.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 12:35:30 pm by daveyc18 »


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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2011, 12:08:34 pm »
Here are some of the organisations that have been recommended to me::::

AMERICAN RED CROSS: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help.

GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami.

SAVE THE CHILDREN: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter.

SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need.

AMERICARES: Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region.

CONVOY OF HOPE: Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities.

SHELTER BOX: The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort.



Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2011, 12:26:56 pm »
Thanks for all the contructive comments and links. My friend in Nagoya has posted these on her wall as ways to help as well:

Facebook group with updates and relief info:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169924869723204

Her friend has started a T-Shirt fund-raising campaign:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5sBN7vBcnw
http://twitter.com/ghostofmatsbara
Buy a T-shirt to support the relief effort: http://www.mbprints.com/store/
Red Cross donation page: https://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?idb=0&5052.donation=form1&df_id=5052

It's a legit question to ask what Japan actually needs, and while it is a wealthy government and supplies/man power are most needed right now--their stock market opened 500 points down today and the estimated cost to fix all this is in the billions. There are hundreds of thousands of people who have lost everything. Taking this into consideration, I'm sure that money is welcome aid as well.


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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2011, 12:37:33 pm »
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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2011, 12:40:50 pm »
I hae created a post on my website with the direct links to organizations where you can submit monetary donations:

http://www.cocoinkorea.com/2011/03/save-the-children-japan/
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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011, 01:51:59 pm »
I donated my air miles via Delta online to Association for Aid and Relief, Japan. It is very simple to donate air miles and I know that United and Delta are participating. I did this as well for the Haiti earthquake. I know a lot of you have air miles and this is one of the easier ways to help.


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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011, 03:23:55 pm »
Google has a list on their front page. A fellow from Nagoya has put up an incredibly comprehensive list of relevant info presumably being translated on the fly from local news on his blog: http://gakuranman.com/great-tohoku-earthquake/ And has linked to the following list of charties and aid foundations known to be accepting donations: http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/feature/2532/japan-earthquake-how-you-can-help

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Re: Ways to help Japan?
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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2011, 03:34:24 pm »
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« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 05:34:00 pm by daveyc18 »


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Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011, 03:39:52 pm »
I think you can (and should) donate directly to the Japanese Red Cross (google).  I got mad love for all Red Cross's but we have seen in the past a couple of high profile unexpected use of emergency aid donations, especially by the American Red Cross. 


Re: Ways to help Japan?
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2011, 04:14:55 pm »
I also saw that World Vision is accepting donations and is sending a team to support the office they already have in Japan.

I believe the percentage of the money given that goes directly to aid is like 90%(?) with them, although it's worth checking out the specs since I'm not dead sure on that figure...

www.worldvision.org

http://www.worldvision.org/#/home/world-vision-news/japan-earthquake-2-1356