How to help earthquake victims in Japan, Pacific

How to help earthquake victims in Japan, Pacific

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Waves from a tsunami hit residences after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. The largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast Friday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING ALLOWED IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

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The Associated Press

Posted on March 12, 2011 at 1:05 AM

Updated Sunday, Mar 13 at 10:19 AM

Here are some ways to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and others throughout the Pacific:

-- AMERICAN RED CROSS -- U.S. mobile phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to your phone bill. Or visit http://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

-- INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS -- Sending relief teams and supplies to the area. Call 1-800-481-4462, or visit http://internationalmedicalcorps.org

-- SAVE THE CHILDREN -- The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations through mobile phones by texting JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours or visit www.savethechildren.org/japanquake to donate online.

-- GLOBAL GIVING -- The non-profit which works through grassroots efforts says Americans can text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 through their phone bill. Or visit http://www.globalgiving.org/ 

-- INTERACTION -- The group is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations and lists many ways to help on its site, http://www.interaction.org

-- NETWORK FOR GOOD -- The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate to relief efforts. Visit http://www.networkforgood.org

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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