Help Japan Now!

Following the dramatic events in Japan, with an earthquake of 8.9 on the Richter scale and a disastrous tsunami, we would like to encourage everyone to support the international Japan relief funds. For a start, we have decided to donate 10% of our gross revenue during the coming weeks to different organizations that provide support for people who are suffering due to this tragedy. We will post more details about the organizations we have chosen to support soon.

Apart from our own donation action, we would like to encourage you all to join our effort and direct your support to one of the trustworthy organizations who actively work on the ground, providing the Japanese people struck with the recent tragedy with help that they so desperately need.

The global relief efforts have only just started, but below you will find the links to some of the organizations that are collecting donations for Japan:

You are welcome to name further donation links in the comments.

This is our first donation attempt. We hope it will be a successful one and we will post more details once the action is finished. We also hope to be able to repeat it in the future, whenever someone needs help.

Thank you for your support!

Update (21 Mar 2011): Donations sent to GlobalGiving and the American Red Cross.

Update (28 Mar 2011): Donations sent to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save The Children.

Update (04 Apr 2011): Donations sent to the Japanese Red Cross and International Medical Corps.

Update (11 Apr 2011): Donations sent to Direct Relief International and Doctors Without Borders.

Update (18 Apr 2011): Donations sent to JEN and UNICEF USA. This will be our last donation for the Japan disaster. The donation program was a great success. We really hope we've been able to help those who need it with this small effort. Thanks for all that supported us and participated!

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  1. Anonymous's picture

    Anonymous

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    That's great that you are helping with the relief efforts!!!

    Here are some additional organizations that are also providing relief.

    http://www.ecfa.org/Relief/Japan

    Thanks for all you do with the editor, and for proactively spreading the word on supporting those in need.

  2. Anonymous's picture

    Anonymous

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    An  earthquake also happend in china, why don't you donate? for what ?

  3. Frederico's picture

    Frederico

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    I'm sorry that we were not able to organize it to help last year. But, is it a good reason for not helping now?

  4. Anonymous's picture

    Anonymous

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    I'm very happy to here this! well done!

  5. Common Sense's picture

    Common Sense

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    Do NOT donate to any "charities" listed on the ecfa.org link posted above. There are all religious charities with a history of using the money for their own benefit.

  6. Frederico's picture

    Frederico

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    Just for correctness, the commenter is talking about the link posted in another comment, not the ones listed in the article.

  7. Sandy's picture

    Sandy

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    Juste done with british red cross.

    Sandy from London

  8. Mickey F.'s picture

    Mickey F.

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    Everywhere are over-rich, whelty people, even in Africa.

    Let them help their neighbours.....

    In Europe we let the ordinary people pay for the greed of the banks.

    Politics shovel their pockets full, with our money.

    It's everywhere the world up-side-down.

    So no way, no donations from me.

    WAKE-UP PEOPLE!!!

  9. Frederico's picture

    Frederico

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    I totally agree; the world is far from perfect. Our hope is that these small bits of help can touch those who really don't care about the bad things in the world and are just fighting to grow their children for a better future.

  10. Anonymous's picture

    Anonymous

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    You´re totally right. Politics stuff their pockets with our money. And.. what do we do to stop this from happening? NOTHING. But one thing is a real fact: if I were one of the suffers in Japan, I´d like to be helped. What about those who are not affected so hadly as the Japanese victms? They just don´t feel the awful taste in their mouth to know the exact proportion of the need.

    If the world is up-side-down, that´s not an equation to be solved by those who are in profound need of help. They need to be helped, and this is not what a politician is expected to demonstrate (but a few exceptions). 

    So I help. No regrets. And I ask people to help, as whatever the smaller amount can make a difference. 

  11. Frederico's picture

    Frederico

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    Donations sent to JEN and UNICEF USA. This will be our last donation for the Japan disaster. The donation program was a great success. We really hope we've been able to help those who need it with this small effort. Thanks for all that supported us and participated!

  12. fitnessfactor21's picture

    fitnessfactor21

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    I think this is great to spread the word.

  13. bantayso's picture

    bantayso

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    it's a past year. The Japanese are really aremarkable people. We need to take a lesson from Japan.

    i hope happy thing will come to them.