The photos and video from Japan of the devastating earthquake and tsunamis, and their aftermath, are both riveting and heart-stopping. The massive humanitarian aid campaign already is underway, and you can help. Use your phone to text in a$10 donation to a legitimate, experienced charity. Most service providers do not charge for texting donations to major charities. Your $10 donation will appear on your next bill.
- Save the Children Federation —Text “JAPAN” or “TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10
- American Red Cross —Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10. You can also donate $10 or more on the secure Red Cross website
- Salvation Army —Text “JAPAN” to 80888 to donate $10
- World Vision –Text “4JAPAN” or “4TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10
- Mercy Corps —Text “MERCY” to 25283 to donate $10
- Assist International Medical Corps — Text “MED” to 80888 to donate $10
- Text “ASIA” or “ASIE“ to 30333 to donate $5 to The Canadian Red Cross Society
- Text “QUAKE” to 45678 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army in Canada
- Text “GIVE” to 45678 to donate $5 to UNICEF
According to Crain’s New York Business, sext donations played an important fund-raising role following last year’s earthquake in Haiti, helping raise millions.
Make you donation count. Be sure to give only to legitimate charities. Please read my article on Yahoo: Tips to Avoid Charity Scams and Frauds