Simple Ways To Help Japanese Victims
The Japanese earthquake and Tsunami had a great devastating effect on its people and now the rebuilding has just started. It is to be noted that this disaster is the worst as well as the most damaging earthquake that has ever hit Japan. You can see few initial shots on the quake approaching Japan. It may even get bad if things are screwed up in the Fukushima nuclear power plant because of this quake. Japan now needs the help, support and prayers of all people spanning across the globe.
It does not mean you have to book your tickets to Japan to help people. There are many ways to help by donating online on trusted websites or even better you can now help using your twitter account. Even with your text messages. Technology helps. Below are few things you can do to help Japanese people.
The Red Cross Association of America launched a texting campaign to raise money for relief efforts. It is to be noted that last year, the Red Cross was able to raise over $20 million for Haiti relief via this text messaging campaign. If you would like to contribute little to the Red Cross for Japanese Earthquake Relief, please text REDCROSS and text it to 90999. Each text message you send will provide 10 USD for the humanitarian efforts. Or You can also visit the American RedCross Website to donate for the Japanese Quake Relief Efforts.
You can use your Facebook account to help. The Red Cross has also launched a campaign on Facebook “Causes” to raise at least 25,000 USD for relief efforts. All you need to do is logging in to your Facebook, and donate anywhere from $10 to $500 to help Tsunami victims and their children. As of now, this “Causes” campaign has raised over $40,000 USD from over 1,000 kind hearted people and many others who promoted this cause and spread the word.
Zynga, known for its effective social good campaigns, will help the victims when you purchase virtual goods in CityVille, FrontierVille, FarmVille and its other games. 100% proceedings from the purchase of sweet potatoes in CityVille, radishes in FarmVille or kobe cows in FrontierVille will go towards relief programs in the Pacific. The world’s largest social gaming company has targeted to raise more than 2 million USD through this. Zynga has done similar relief programs in the past for the relief efforts in Haiti.
If you are a webmaster or own a blog, please get your customers or users involved in relief efforts, all you need to do is embed a simple snippet of code. The Hello Bar places a simple message at the top of your website with just a few lines of code. The service, which is in private beta, has decided to open its doors to anybody willing to help the victims of the crisis in Japan. Simply sign up with the invite code “helpjapan” and you can quickly get the code snippet you need to embed a customized Hello Bar that will drive donations.
Apple is doing their part by creating a simple donation page in iTunes software that makes it easy to donate anywhere from $5 to $200 to the American Red Cross society with just a few clicks. Thanks for reading this article and I hope your every small help counts great.