Japan Earthquake: How You Can Help
Seven ways to donate and spread awareness
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2011 9:22 AM CDT
A Japanese rescue team member walks through the completely leveled village of Saito in northeastern Japan Monday, March 14, 2011.   (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

(Newser) – If the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has you feeling helpless, turn to Mashable. The site rounds up seven ways you can do something—even if you’re broke:

  • Like a page: For each person that “likes” the “Dog Bless You” Facebook page for search and rescue dogs, Explore.org will donate $1.
  • Use Twitter hashtags: Hashtags to tweet or follow include #Jishin for general information, #Anpi to confirm the safety of people or places, #Hinan for evacuation info, and #311care for medical care info.

  • Buy digital crops: Purchase virtual goods in Zynga games—radishes in FarmVille, sweet potatoes in CityVille, or kobe cows in FrontierVille—and 100% of the proceeds will go to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Emergency Fund.
  • Just plain donate: You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10, or donate more via the Red Cross’s Facebook Causes campaign—you can even donate via iTunes.
Visit Mashable for more information, links, and the complete list.

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Mar 14, 2011 3:08 PM CDT
Didn't undersand either of the last two comments. (Dave and Stacey\saw) I did read that the Japs wouldn't let the rescue dogs from Switzerland and the US in the country because of some lame ass law they have. I say, good then don't expect a lot of aid then.
Mar 14, 2011 9:37 AM CDT
If you are a good conservative you wouldn't want help. You would just sit in your pile of rubble with 2 broken legs and half you family dead and say "I don't want to start a cycle of dependency". And you especially wouldn't want any help from evil big government . OMG SOCIALISM. Right cons ? Conservatism. The most brain dead philosophy ever.