The NRC is getting questions from people who want to know how they can help the Japanese people affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is encouraging those who wish to help Japanese residents to do so with cash donations to reputable organizations working in the affected areas.
USAID is directing individuals to www.interaction.org for a list of non-governmental organizations that are responding to humanitarian needs.
In addition, the American Red Cross has established operations to receive donations through text message. Individuals can contribute by texting “redcross” to 90999.”Eliot Brenner Public Affairs Director
Photo: NRC staff work in the agency’s HQ Operations Center in the days following the Japanese event.