How to help earthquake victims in Japan, Pacific

The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Saturday, March 12, 2011; 1:11 AM

-- 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 visithttp://www.redcross.orgor 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 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

- WORLD VISION - The Christian humanitarian organization focuses on children, aiming to lessen the emotional and psychological damage that many children suffer during crises. To donate, visit

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