Monday, March 21, 2011

Relief Efforts

A wonderful friend for over 20 years has family in Japan.  Thankfully they are all alive and much less affected by the earthquake and tsunami and nuclear catastrophe than many.  However, there is an ongoing problem there and many people are going to be hungry and need medical care in the near term and long term.  If you feel like you can contribute, here are a few ways that you can do so with only a few clicks of your mouse.

I dont want to make you feel like you need to do this, but if you dont have even a dime to spare because the economy sucks, you can always go donate blood to your local Red Cross.  Everyone gots some extra blood they ain't needing.   Go donate!  You get a free cookie.  FREE COOKIE!

1. Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) in cooperation with the Japan-American Society of PA. 
BBF is a 53-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity.  Brother's Brother Foundation received 100 % or higher rating in charitable commitment, donor dependency and fundraising efficiency.

2. American Red Cross
Donation through American RC will be sent to the Japanese Red Cross Society
TEL: 1-800-733-2767
Donate Funds page:

3. The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund
The fund will direct 100% of your donation to disaster relief efforts. The Mayor's Fund does not retain an administrative fee.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) is raising funds to help children in Japan impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

5. Text-to-Donate for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Efforts
You can donate through one of the following organizations by simply sending a text message from your mobile phone (billed to your mobile phone bill). mGive, the agency working to collect and process donations on behalf of the following organizations, charges a fee (for RC, $.25 fee) per donation.

The American Red Cross:  Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.
Convoy for Hope:  Text TSUNAMI to 50555 to donate $10.
GlobalGiving:  Text JAPAN to 50555 to donate $10.
World Relief Corp of National Association of Evangelicals:  Text WAVE to 50555 to donate $10.
UNICEF: Text JAPAN to 864233 to donate $10
Salvation Army: Text JAPAN to 80888 to donate $10.

When prompted, please remember to reply with YES to confirm your one-time, tax-deductible mobile donation. After the process, you may text STOP to avoid further text receiving and fee. This donation will appear on your next mobile phone bill. Message and Data Rates May Apply.

1 comment:

S said...

Hi Mike,
Thank you very much for posting this! I can't wait to see you in July or September or both!!