Japan's Devastation is so great they're accepting international assistance

The earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan is some of the worst devastation we’ve seen.  Here are ways you can help.  We’ve listed donation information for the US, UK, and Canada and will continue to update this list as new information becomes available.

In the US


“AmeriCares is ready to help and it’s your support that ensures we can respond immediately to the needs of survivors in Japan with lifesaving medicines and medical supplies.”

  • Donate online

Convoy of Hope

“Since Convoy of Hope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 1994 we have served more than 41 million people throughout the world through international children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.”

  • Donate online

Doctor’s Without Borders

“Following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunamis that hit northeast Japan on Friday afternoon, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has two three-person teams attempting to get to the worst-hit areas in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures.”

  • Donate online

Global Giving

“This project will disburse funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. GlobalGiving is working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground.”

International Medical Corps

“Your generous support enables International Medical Corps to provide life-saving services and build self-reliance by training health care professionals to care for their own communities – from the start of a crisis through recovery.”

  • Donate online
  • Call (800) 481-4462
  • Text MED to 80888 to donate $10 (added to your phone bill).
  • By mail: ATTN: Dev Dept, IMC, 1919 SANTA MONICA BLVD STE 400, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404-1957

Red Cross

“Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.  Minimum Donation Amount of $10.00″

  • Donate online
  • Call 1-800-RED-CROSS
  • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation (added to your cell phone bill).

The Salvation Army USA

“Visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/2011/03/11/how-to-support-japan-relief-efforts/ for additional ways to show your support.”

  • Donate online
  • Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

Save the Children

This major natural disaster has caused large scale damage along Japan’s east coast. We are extremely concerned for the welfare of children and their families who have been affected by the disaster. We stand ready to meet the needs of children who are always the most vulnerable in a disaster.

Donate now to the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund to support Save the Children’s responses to children’s ongoing and urgent needs.”

  • Donate online

Shelter Box

“The standard ShelterBox weighs 110 lbs. and has approximate dimensions of 2’3″ x 1’4″ x 11″. They are sealed and banded for transit and security. Box contents vary depending on the nature of the disaster requiring their use….At the heart of every ShelterBox is a disaster relief tent for a family of up to 10 people.

In Canada

  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada -Donate online
  • Canadian Red Cross
    • Donate online
    • Or text the word ASIA to 30333 to make a one-time donation of $5
  • Care Canada – Donate online
  • Oxfam CanadaDonate online
  • Save the Children Fund – Donate online
  • World Vision Canada – Donate online

In the UK