Showing posts with label Japan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Japan. Show all posts

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Living Social Matches $5 Donations to Red Cross to Aid Japan

Thanks to Living Social for posting this offer today.  Please end your week on a high note by joining me in making a donation.

American Red Cross

$5 for $10 Donation to Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Fund

Due to Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent after shocks, Japan is suffering from what its prime minister is calling the "worst crisis since WWII." The country's northern coast has been totally devastated, leaving the land and the people in ruins. Just like you, we here at LivingSocial want to lend a hand, so we are going to match your donations. For each $5 donation through this offer, we will also donate $5 to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy, and hope that by merging our efforts with yours and working directly with the American Red Cross, we can help with immediate aid and long-term recovery plans in Japan.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Help for Japan

Here is a great article from on social/digital tools to aid in relief efforts in Japan.  This includes links to the code from to add a red donation bar to the top of your wesite.

The Red Cross text donation plan still seems to be the quickest way to help:

The American Red Cross has once again launched a texting campaign to raise money for relief efforts in the Pacific region. Last year, the Red Cross was able to raise over $20 million for Haiti relief through simple text donations.

If you would like to donate to the American Red Cross for Japan Earthquake Relief, just text REDCROSS to 90999. Each text will provide $10 towards the Red Cross’s humanitarian efforts.