Saturday, March 12, 2011

Praying for Japan-- UPDATED

The devastation in Japan has local repercussions. There are people in our community who have loved ones in Japan and have been unable to contact them.

Also, the Catholic Church has a long history in Japan. See here, and  here.

A little info about the situation by the Catholic News Service here.

If anyone knows of any organizations to which we can donate, please post them.

UPDATE: Here are some easy ways to contribute help to Japan's relief efforts:

  • Text "redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross. 
  • Text "japan" or "quake" to 80888 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army. 
  • Text “4japan” to 20222 to send a $10 donation to the humanitarian group World Vision. The charges will appear on your cell phone bill.
  • Texting “corps” to 30644 will bring Mercy Corps updates in response.
  • For a list of charitable organizations, check out InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs.

1 comment:

  1. What about Catholic Relief Services at

    And Red Cross at