Tips on donating to Japanese tsunami disaster relief
I've collected some links to better-known international charities and orgs below.
Bill Clinton-endorsed non-profit will send aid to a variety of relief and aid organizations.
MSF/Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders does not have a special fund for Japan, but is sending highly trained teams and setting up mobile clinics in Japan's hardest hit areas. As I said, it doesn't have the BBB seal of approval in the U.S.
Mercy Corps affiliate "Peace Winds helicoptered emergency supplies on Monday including tents, blankets, cooking fuel, tarps, rice and bread to families evacuated from homes in the tsunami-devastated city of Kesennuma."
Lady Gaga is selling a "We Pray for Japan" bracelet for $5 on her website, buyers can pick a charity to which to donate the proceeds.
You can buy the MacBundler Charity Bundle app pack for $17—20% of the profits go to a charity of your choosing.
Oxfam Japan will channel resources to local organizations that can connect vulnerable groups with the assistance they need. Oxfam America is accepting funds for those efforts.
The Japanese Red Cross is very active and has 92 hospitals in Japan. One can donate through iTunes, by texting or through the American Red Cross website. The Red Cross is also reusing its text-to-donate campaign. Text keyword REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.
Save the Children Federation
90% of expenditures by Save the Children Foundation in 2009 went to programs worldwide, so you can be sure your money is being used efficiently.