How to help earthquake victims in Japan, Pacific

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Posted: Mar 12, 2011 1:11 AM
How to help earthquake victims in Japan, Pacific

Here are some ways to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and others throughout the Pacific:

_ AMERICAN RED CROSS _ U.S. mobile phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to your phone bill. Or visit http://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

_ INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS _ Sending relief teams and supplies to the area. Call 1-800-481-4462, or visit http://internationalmedicalcorps.org.

_ SAVE THE CHILDREN _ The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations through mobile phones by texting JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours or visit www.savethechildren.org/japanquake to donate online.

_ GLOBAL GIVING _ The non-profit which works through grassroots efforts says Americans can text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 through their phone bill. Or visit http://www.globalgiving.org/.

_ INTERACTION _ The group is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations and lists many ways to help on its site, http://www.interaction.org.

_ NETWORK FOR GOOD _ The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate to relief efforts. Visit http://www.networkforgood.org.

_ WORLD VISION _ The Christian humanitarian organization focuses on children, aiming to lessen the emotional and psychological damage that many children suffer during crises. To donate, visit http://www.worldvision.org.