Updated: More relief efforts available for Japanese tsunami/earthquake victims

13 03 2011

Ships collide in Miyagi prefecture.

 

In the wake of disaster in Japan, relief efforts are popping up to help victims.

The latest news reports more than 5,000 people are dead from an earthquake and resulting tsunami that left a large portion of Japan in ruins and affected much of the country.

New York-based Japan Society is hosting a disaster relief fund. Information on donating to help victims of the tragedy can donate here: (Disaster Relief).

The site includes information on services related to the disaster. Google launched a people finder to search for family and friends.

Capital One recently added a site dedicated to helping tsunami victims. Find it here: (Capital One).

Help is also available through Red Cross. You can donate $10 through your cell phone by texting REDCROSS to 90999. For more info, click here: (Red Cross).

Give2Asia has an Artists Help Japan relief fund set up. Click here: (Artists Help Japan).

Catholic Relief Services also has a fund set up. Click here: (Catholic Relief Services).

If you know of other relief efforts, please post links to the comments section so we can get as much help to our Japanese friends as possible. J Geeks will continue to update this post as more relief efforts are found.

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Earthquakes, tsunami hit Japan

11 03 2011

Earthquakes and their resulting tsunamis have left more than 350 people dead and much destruction in many parts of the Japan NHK reports Friday.

Tokyo residents reported to J Geeks feeling tremors throughout the day Friday. One resident, Miki, said it was like riding on a boat. Trains all over the city are down, and many Japanese workers are stuck in their office buildings.

Even in Osaka, residents there said they could feel the devastation.

United States President Barack Obama extended his sympathy to the Japanese people, and offered whatever assistance from the U.S. the Japanese might need.

J Geeks staff extends their sympathy to the victims of the earthquake and the people of Japan. For more information on how you can contribute to the relief efforts, click here: (Tsunami relief)

Image courtesy of NHK news.