Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami Relief Efforts: How to Help

In the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week, aid organizations are working to assist survivors and are calling for donations. We’ve compiled a list of a few of the organizations lending a hand. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it can help those interested in contributing get a start on their research.

You can also read a donor’s guide to giving after a disaster at the Chronicle of Philanthropy and best practices for giving during a crisis at InterAction. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has an update on aid raised so far here.

American Red Cross International Services
Website: http://www.redcross.org
Donation Phone #: 1-800-RED-CROSS
You can text REDCROSS TO 90999 to donate $10 instantly.

U.S. Fund For UNICEF
Website: http://www.unicefusa.org/
Donation Phone #: 1-800-367-5437

Save the Children
Website: http://savethechildren.org
Donation Phone #: 1-800-728-3843

Salvation Army World Service Office
Website: https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org
Donation Phone #: 800-SAL-ARMY

World Vision, United States
Website: http://www.worldvision.org
Donation Phone #: (800) 777-5777

Mercy Corps
Website: https://www.mercycorps.org/donate/japan
Donation Phone #: 800.852.2100

International Rescue Committee
Website: http://www.rescue.org/donate/japan
Donation Phone #: 1-877-REFUGEE (733-8433)

International Medical Corps
Website: http://internationalmedicalcorps.org
Donation Phone #: 800.481.4462

Habitat for Humanity International’s Response
Website: http://habitat.org
Donation Phone #: 1-800-Habitat

Medical Teams International
Website: http://www.medicalteams.org/Japan
Donation Phone #: 800.959.HEAL (4325)

Direct Relief International
Website: http://www.DirectRelief.org
Donation Phone #: 805-964-4767

Catholic Relief Services
Website: http://crs.org
Donation Phone #: 1-877-HELP-CRS

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Website: http://jdc.org
Donation Phone #: 212-687-6200

Rotary International
Website: http://www.rotary.org

Oxfam America
Website: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/

Relief International
Website: http://www.ri.org
Donation Phone #: 310.478.1200

Website: http://give2asia.org/

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
Website: http://www.adra.org
Donation Phone #: 800-424-ADRA (2372)

All Hands Volunteers

Website: http://www.hands.org/donate/japan-tsunami
Donation Phone #: 919-830-3573

Global Giving
Website: http://www.globalgiving.org/

Website: http://americares.org
Donation Phone #: 203-658-9500

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team
Website: http://www.amurt.net
Donation Phone #: 301-738-7122

Baptist World Alliance / Baptist World Aid
Website: http://www.bwanet.org
Donation Phone #: 703-790-8980

Brother’s Brother Foundation’s Response to Japan Tsunami
Donation Phone #: 412-321-3160
Website: http://brothersbrother.org

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Website: http://www.us.tzuchi.org/usa/home.nsf/other/donateCharity
Donation Phone #: 1-888-989-8244

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
Website: http://www.crwrc.org
Donation Phone #: 800-55-CRWRC

Church World Service
Donation Phone #: 1-800-297-1516
Website: http://www.churchworldservice.org

Episcopal Relief & Development’s Response to Japan Tsunami
Website: http://www.er-d.org
Donation Phone #: 1.800.334.7626 ext. 5129

Giving Children Hope
Website: http://gchope.org
Donation Phone #: 714-523-4454

Medical Teams International
Website: http://www.medicalteams.org/Japan
Donation Phone #: 800.959.HEAL (4325)

Operation Blessing
Website: http://www.operationblessing.org
Donation Phone #: 800-730-2537

Operation USA
Website: http://www.opusa.org
Donation Phone #: 8006787255

Relief International
Website: http://www.ri.org
Donation Phone #: 310.478.1200

American Humane Association
Website: http://www.americanhumane.org/

Project HOPE
Website: http://www.projecthope.org/

The PBS NewsHour does not certify the fund allocations of the charities listed here or intend this list as an endorsement of their work. This is intended as a tool to help those interested in contributing to relief efforts start their research.

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