UW Today

March 17, 2011

Japan's disasters: Ways that you can help

News and Information

Many organizations around the world have mounted relief efforts in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A number of these organizations are listed below.

Please note that the list is not exhaustive, and there are many other organizations that are also providing relief in Japan.

American Red Cross: Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief
Gifts to the American Red Cross will support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

AmeriCares: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Aid
An AmeriCares emergency response team is working in Japan to help ensure that hospitals and first responders have the supplies they need to diagnose and treat survivors.

Global Giving: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund
Donations will support organizations providing relief and aid to victims.

International Medical Corps
An International Medical Corps emergency response team is in Japan and is coordinating with local officials to support response efforts and fill critical gaps.

Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is helping to provide emergency assistance to earthquake survivors in Japan with their longstanding partner, Peace Winds.

Salvation Army: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief
The Salvation Army has teams in Japan distributing basic necessities to survivors and will assess damage to discern the next steps of their relief efforts.

Save the Children: Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund
Donations will help provide disaster relief and support for Japanese children.

SeattleJapanRelief
SeattleJapanRelief is a collaboration of Japanese American and Japan related cultural, educational, and civic organizations standing together to promote relief and recovery following the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan.

Student Group: Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster in Japan
The UW Japanese Student Association has teamed with other universities on the West Coast to raise funds for earthquake victims.

UNICEF: Disaster in Japan
Donations to UNICEF will support the needs of children affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

World Vision: Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief
World Vision currently has emergency response teams distributing relief supplies to survivors, and ongoing efforts will focus on the unique needs of children.