Sunday, March 13, 2011

Earthquake and Tsunami Funds by Local NYC Orgs

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan this past week, we all feel to need to give our support in some way or another.

Here are some local organizations that have created funds that people can send their donations:

  • The Mayor's Fund. Be sure to click on the radio button that says "Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund. Or you can call at (212) 788-7794 and provid credit card information, as well as mail your checks marked with “Japan Earthquake” to the Mayor’s Fund at 253 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10007.
  • Japan Society
  • UJA-Federation of New York
The Japanese government are still assessing the total damage, and deciding where aid needs to go to the most. So before you start writing that check or booking that plane ticket and head to Sendai, I recommend research into the organization or places that planning to hold fundraising events. This way you'll know where your money and efforts are actually going towards.

Good Intents has some tips on the Do's and Don'ts of donating to disaster relief funds.

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