Dear Friends,

Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness on the earthquake disaster in Japan.
In Japan, people are trying their best to rescue and support the victims. Your kind thoughtful donation in support of their efforts is the utmost help we can offer from outside the country.
The following are ways to donate to aid the victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

1. American Red Cross (Donate through American RC will be sent to the Japanese Red Cross Society)
TEL: 1-800-733-2767
Donate Funds page:

2. The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund
The fund will direct 100% of your donation to disaster relief efforts. The Mayor's Fund does not retain an administrative fee.

3. Text-to-Donate for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Efforts
You can donate through one of the following organizations by simply sending a text message from your mobile phone (billed to your mobile phone bill). mGive, the agency working to collect and process donations on behalf of the following organizations, charges a fee (for RC, $.25 fee) per donation.

The American Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10.
Convoy for Hope: Text TSUNAMI to 50555 to give $10.
GlobalGiving: Text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10.
World Relief Corp of National Association of Evangelicals: Text WAVE to 50555 to give $10.

When prompted, please remember to reply with YES to confirm your one-time, tax-deductible mobile donation. This donation will appear on your next mobile phone bill. Message and Data Rates May Apply.

I would appreciate very much if you could donate in the way you find most favorable and convenient.

Up to date information about the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami may be found on the following websites.

Google Crisis Responses: 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

NHK World (English)

Again, thank you very much for your kind thoughtfulness. Knowing such warm thoughtfulness from people so far away will encourage people of Japan to thrive and fight in this difficult time.