How to help earthquake victims in Japan, Pacific -

How to help earthquake victims in Japan, Pacific

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 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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

-- 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 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 

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

-- NETWORK FOR GOOD -- The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate to relief efforts. Visit

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