Send Donations To Victims Of Japan’s Devastating Earthquake

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Several organizations are mobilizing to help connect donations to aid Japan after the country’s largest earthquake on record caused a catastrophic tsunami.

The magnitude-8.9 quake struck 250 miles north-east of Tokyo at 2:46 p.m. local time, causing great human loss and extensive damage to infrastructure.

To make a donation to The Red Cross, visit redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone.

Operation USA appeals for donations of funds from the public. The organization also calls for bulk corporate donations of health care materials, which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles. You can make donations online at www.opusa.org , by phone at 1.800.678.7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.

The Japan America Society of Southern California, with other Japanese and Japanese-American organizations in the region, established a relief fund. Checks made out to the “2011 Japan Relief Fund” can be sent to the Japan America Society of Southern California, 345 S. Figueroa St., Suite M-1, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1004. Secure online credit card donations can also be made at www.jas-socal.org.

Catholic Relief Services is also stepping up and taking donations. Sean Callahan, CRS executive vice president, said Friday, “We know from 2004 the devastating impact that these tsunamis can have.”

CRS is working with a partner, Caritas Japan, to assess where to put resources. To donate by phone: 1-877-HELP-CRS. To make a donation on line, go to www.crs.org.

To write and mail a check:
Catholic Relief Services
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, Maryland 21203-7090
Memo portion of check: Japanese Tsunami

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  1. Brandi San Agustin says:

    even if you are poor, every little bit helps. i did it.

  2. Karen says:

    I just sent $10 too. It’s payday.

  3. Den says:

    This natural disaster is even too huge for a country like Japan to recover without help. I just can’t imagine the horror and devistation caused by this massive earthquake. I’m donating twenty dollars.

  4. CHARLIE xxxxx says:

    Yes……Our Prayers and donations are going out to the people in Japan.
    Now, don’t our oil come from Japan……..?
    Well…”God Don’t Like Ugly or The Greed In Folks”…
    Gas Prices @ $3.89 and needless to say we as Americans always
    there to help….Ready for Deployment !!

    1. Snail says:

      You are an IDIOT, oil comes from Japan

  5. Nameless Person says:

    @David – you are a turd. Regardless of your feelings for Japan, this does affect all of us. 1000 dead and you’re asking for something horrible to happen to China just so jobs will come back? If you don’t have any compassion, fine! Just don’t spread your hate during this tragic time.

    Grow the hell up!!!

  6. fish wrap says:

    When is the Wyclef john telethon and concert. So we can send them billions that no one will be able to find in six months

  7. travie erwin says:

    I AM TRYING TO ORGANIZE A CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL TO RAISE MONEY FOR THOSE IN JAPAN AFFECTED BY THE DISASTERS. THIS IS SCHEDULED TO START ON FRIDAY MARCH 18 THIS IS THE DAY OF THE WEEK THE QUAKES TOOK PLACE THERE & IT STARTS AT 6PM & ENDS AT 10PM WHICH WAS THE HOUR IN CALIFORNIA WHEN THE QUAKES/TSUNAMI HIT JAPAN. MY BOYFRIEND/BEST FRIEND IS ON A BOAT IN JAPAN FOR MILITARY TRAINING WHEN THIS TRAGEDY HIT & I HAVE NO IDEA IF HES OK SO OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF THEM!

    THEY NEED US!

  8. Tiffani Jones says:

    I’m going to try and start some fund raising at my school to donate money, hopefully we’ll be able to get a lot of money to help!

  9. Den says:

    The Japanese people were one of the first countries to help us back in ’94. They are not snooty. Yes it WAS true about how they felt about other races but that was the older generation. The younger Japanese are into increased interracial relationships and marriages.

  10. fish wrap says:

    How much did they send us after 9/11

    1. Bodhifish says:

      Oh… I get it. You’re only supposed to be charitable and compassionate if someone gives you that first. Got it.

      1. Japanfaughtwithnazis says:

        Japan’s government sent $500k to Katrina victims…as much as Azerbaijian. China sent 100 tons of supplies, rescue workers, $5 million to the victims, tents, and medical supplies. Venezuela offered $7million, a million barrels of oil, and hospital units. I’m trying to figure out who are friends are.

    2. Den says:

      It’s always been the American way to help others in need.

  11. Travelnan says:

    As far back as I remember, Japan is always one of the first countries to offer aide to others. 911, Katrina, the Landers earthquack, Japan offered us help on all. They were one of the first countries to send search and rescue teams to New Zealand. Their philanthropy is well known, as is ours.

    1. HelpJapan says:

      Yes you’re right. Even after the tsunami struck, the Japanese still promised to continue the aid pledges they made to other third world countries. They deserve all the help they can get.

  12. Doc Holliday says:

    Please put on the air where people can donate. Places, phone numbers would be helpful.
    I would like to hear more about what the U.S. is doing to help in Japan. What is the USS Ronald Raygun doing to help. Let the people know what the Raygun is doing and that are goverment is doing something to help. More. My wife Japanese and all she is hearing is the fall out is coming, not what the U.S. is doing to help. I know that are aircraft carriers can make fresh water and provide power to the land and have Medical and Helos to help evacuwait the areas. but it would be nice if you would let people know that they are helping, not that they have a no fly area around the Neu plant.
    that you
    Killerdocholliday1@yahoo.com

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