Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Trusted Japan Disaster Relief Agencies


This image by Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images graphically shows the aftermath of the quake and tsunami that struck Japan. To view more images visit HERE.


A Word of CAUTION
As can be expected, the bottom feeders are once more rising to the surface spamming mail boxes everywhere with claims of being a disaster relief agency. They have secured some 'good sounding' web names which give an air of legitimacy, but don't be taken in, because if you do, they will be the only benefactors of your gift. The agencies listed here can be trusted to see your donation does the good you intend for it to do. Of course there are many other legitimate organizations, and as long as you are familiar with them support whomever you will. But be warned, some low lifes just have no conscience and will try to profit on the grief of others.

Japan Disaster Relief
For Canadians with relatives in Japan. Contact the Foreign Affairs Hotline at 1-800-387-3124. If they are registered with the embassy, they may be able to help put you in touch with them.

To Donate:

The Canadian Red Cross: www.redcross.ca
or donate $5 by sending a text message with the word "ASIA" in it to 30333

The Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy.ca 
or donate $10 by sending a text message with the word "QUAKE" in it to 45678

Unicef: www.unicef.ca
or donate $5 by sending a text message with the word "GIVE" to 45678


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