Disaster Fund | British Red Cross
via Disaster Fund | British Red Cross.
For anyone whose seen the news today, there was a truly massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck northern Japan last night and early this morning. It’s caused damage across the country and triggered a series of tsunamis both across the Japanese coastline, and across the entire Pacific. For anyone who has seen footage from the areas most affected by this disaster, then you understand how truly devastating the situation is. The above link take you to the British Red Cross Disaster Fund, the only one at the moment that seems to be directly coorelated to this disaster at the moment, and if you wish, you can follow it and donate to help the people in Japan who have been affected by what has happened.
Keep what has happened in your thoughts, and do whatever you can to help.
UPDATE: Here are a few more relief sites that I think you should visit.
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/
Save the Children: http://www.savethechildren.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=8rKLIXMGIpI4E&b=6478593&ct=9170883¬oc=1&msource=wenlpaqkf311
OXFAM America: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/
Convoy of Hope: http://www.convoyofhope.org/go/headlines/entry/earthquake_and_tsunami_strike_japan
International Medical Corps: http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org/Page.aspx?pid=1970
ShelterBox: http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=613 & http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=612
According to Yahoo, all of these groups have mobilized and are headed to the areas of Japan that have been most affected by this truly terrible disaster.
UPDATE: (3/12/11) If the groups above aren’t what suits your tastes, it seems the Rangers, Riders, and Rambles have teamed up with a whole host of other toku people and groups and have started their own relief fund called Super Hero Time. SHT will be accepting donations and handing them directly over to the charitable organizations in Japan. Here are the links to explain what it is: http://ridersrangersandrambles.com/2011/03/11/7826
And here is the donation page: http://superherotime.chipin.com/super-hero-time
Please click any of the links above, and help in anyway you can. Your contribution to the various relief efforts will reach a lot people in need, and could make you a real hero.