After the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated Sendai, Japan, the Internet is offering the world digital ways to donate to Japan’s recovery efforts to help the plight of the country and its people.

Please be part of the global movement to help others in grave need.


Google’s Crisis Response page was also geared up to offer people a way to help survivors on the ground as well as offering resources to find information.

Please Google’s Crisis Response page Here

The Red Cross with Apple, Inc.

The Red Cross has launched a Facebook campaign through the social media giant’s Causes function, initially aiming to raise at least $25,000 for relief efforts.

Apple’s iTunes has set up an option to allow registered users to donate from $5 to $200 to the American Red Cross simply by clicking a button for the chosen amount.

The worldwide organization also launched a service accepting donations via text message– after a similar fundraising campaign raised over $20 million last year for Haiti quake survivors.

Find out more here:  Red Cross – Facebook. or


The world’s largest social gaming company, Zynga, aims to raise $2 million for Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Emergency Fund.

The company is asking users to donate money through the purchase of virtual goods in CityVille, FrontierVille, FarmVille and its other games. All of the proceeds from the purchase of sweet potatoes in CityVille, radishes in FarmVille or kobe cows in FrontierVille will go toward Save the Children’s efforts to provide relief in the Pacific.

Zynga has raised millions of dollars in recent years through similar campaigns, most notably for the relief efforts in Haiti.

United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

You can also donate to the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund, which helps the UN help in time in emergency situations, such as that in the Pacific and Japan right now.

The United Nations has disaster relief experts in every part of the world ready to provide assistance. To speed up relief efforts, the UN has set up a central donation facility — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) — collecting contributions year-round to help ensure that funds are on-hand to allow the UN to save lives.

For more information, look here.


Micro-blogging site Twitter was updating by the second, continually refreshing information and advice as well as directing people to resources on the ground and offering ways to donate to help survivors.

For more information on where to go on Twitter to donate or get information, in Japanese and in English, visit here


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