Japan Recovery: How To Donate

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011  |  Updated 8:26 AM EDT
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Local Japanese Community Reacts to Earthquake

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Vehicles and the rubbles cover a road in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, Saturday, March 12, 2011, after being washed away by an earthquake-triggered tsunami. The powerful tsunami created by one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded swept away Japan's east coast Friday. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbum, Miho Iketani) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

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Va. Native Experiences Worst Japan Quake

Karyn Zaayenga, from the Arlington/Chantilly area, experienced the earthquake while working as a missionary with The Evangelical Alliance Mission in Musashino area of Tokyo. She talked with us via Skype.
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After the massive earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of Japan, the American Red Cross sprang into action, offering plenty of ways you can help.

If you want to make a donation to the victims of Japan, or for any other humanitarian effort, just head over to the Red Cross website.

You can also use your cell phone to help out.  Just text REDCROSS to 90999 and you'll make a $10 donation.

The Salvation Army is also accepting donations.  Text "Japan" or "Quake" to 80888 to make a $10 donation (Please respond "YES" to the Thank You message received.)  You can also call 800-SAL-ARMY.

Donate online at www.salarmydc.org or donate.salvationarmyusa.org.

If you're looking for U.S. citizens living or traveling in Japan, officials say the best way to locate them is to contact the State Department at 888-407-4747.  You can also go to the Red Cross Family Links website.

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