Several organizations are collecting donations to help those affected by the Japanese earthquake.

AMERICAN RED CROSS: The Red Cross is on the ground now in Japan helping with emergency relief, food and shelter. To donate, go to Checks can be mailed to: PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018. Donors also can call 800-RED-CROSS, or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation

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GLOBAL GIVING: The agency is helping other groups with emergency relief. To donate, go to or text “JAPAN” to 50555 to make a $10 donation. Checks can also be mailed to: GlobalGiving Foundation, Japan relief, 1023 15th St. NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20005

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: The corps is sending a team to Japan to help with medical needs. To donate, go to or text “MED” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. There’s also a 24-hour phone line that accepts donations: 800-481-4462. Checks also can be mailed to: Attn: Development Department, International Medical Corps, 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 400, Santa Monica, CA 90404

AMERICARES: AmeriCares is also providing emergency relief and expects to be on the ground in Japan some time over the weekend. To donate, go to or mail donations to: 88 Hamilton Ave., Stamford, CT 06902