As you probably already know, an enormous 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked portions of northern Japan on Friday, March 11th. The devastating quake is one of the strongest ever measured in Japan. Then a tsunami, with 23 foot waves, swept over the coastal portions of northern Japan. Now, the main concern is over the nuclear reactors that are overheating and exploding. Death toll from twin disasters in Japan surpasses 14,000, with more than 12,000 missing.
Our prayers, thoughts and condolences are with the the people of Japan. Here is a list of reputable organizations collecting donations for Japan's relief and recovery:
JAPAN AMERICA SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA created the Protected content Relief Fund on Friday morning, March 11, Protected content . To donate, go to their site at:
WORLD VISION is working to reach families devastated by the quake and tsunami. To help, go to:
SAVE THE CHILDREN is responding to the needs of children and families affected by the earthquake and its aftermath. Donations can be made to
RED CROSS is already mobilizing relief efforts in Japan. To donate, go to Protected content or text REDCROSS to Protected content donate $10 from your phone.
INTERNATIONALl MEDICAL CORPS is helping with the health and safety needs of those hurt and injured in the earthquake. To find out more and donate, go to Protected content
SALVATION ARMY is organizing efforts in Tokyo and working to send teams to the city of Sendai. To help, text 'JAPAN' or 'QUAKE' to Protected content make a $10 donation or go to Protected content
NETHOPE is a collaboration of the world’s leading humanitarian response organizations is mobilizing efforts to support aid agencies responding in the region. Protected content
MERCY CORPS is working with its partner Charity Peace Winds Japan to accept donations. Go to Protected content
AIDMATRIX is working with its partners to connect resources and material for various response efforts. See Protected content
Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami - videoTV pictures show a vast wall of water carrying debris and even fires across a large swathe of coastal farmland near the north-east Japanese city of Sendai, which has a population of 1 million