Tragedy in Japan: List of projects that need your help
Posted Mar 11, 2011 by Jen Burton
By now most of us have seen the heart-breaking photos and videos coming out of Japan and want to know what we can do to help; we are working with our nonprofit partners to understand which organizations are able to deliver disaster relief services on the ground in Japan and so far, we have compiled a list of 10 nonprofit organizations that have committed to send relief resources directly. We encourage you to browse the following list of fundraising projects, contribute if you are able, and forward this list to your friends and family. Please check back in the coming days for updates from our partners.
Thank you for your care and generosity,
The Causes Team
Organizations providing relief resources in Japan
ADRA: Initial $25,000 of aid committed. Assessment team evaluating affected area and preparing broader response. Providing food and shelter for train passengers that are stranded in Tokyo.
AMERICAN RED CROSS: Gifts to the American Red Cross International Relief Fund will support their disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES Our partners are assessing the needs where the tsunami has caused extensive damage. CRS has programs in the Philippines and Indonesia and works with partners in numerous islands in the Pacific that might be affected. Central American countries where CRS works could also be in danger.
CONVOY OF HOPE: Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities.
OXFAM USA: Oxfam is poised to respond if disaster strikes vulnerable countries in the tsunami’s path.
REAL MEDICINE FOUNDATION: RMF was founded in 2005 in response to the Asian Tsunami relief efforts. We’re working to see where our funding, resources and expertise will be most effective to those most affected in Japan.
SAVE THE CHILDREN: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter.
SHELTERBOX: ShelterBox responds instantly to natural and man-made disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. The box includes a tent for a family of 10, cooker, blankets, water purification, tool kit and other items survivors need to rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months following a disaster.
WORLD VISION: World Vision staff members are on high alert, preparing to respond.
Thanks to Network for Good for help with this list.