Support Japan With $10 + A Bit of Your Time

At this point, we are all familiar with the crisis in Japan. Now is the time to give support to the people there. For high-school and college students, maybe donating a significant amount of funds is a bit difficult right now, but here are 5 ways recommends giving back with just $10 and a bit of your time.

1. Text to Donate
Text REDCROSS to 90999. Each text will provide $10 towards the Red Cross’s humanitarian efforts.

2. Donate via Facebook
The Red Cross has also launched a campaign on Causes to raise at least $25,000 for relief efforts. Log-in to Facebook, you can donate $10 to help Tsunami victims and their families.

3. “Like” a Facebook Page
The people over at are donating $1 for every “Like” of the “Dog Bless You” Facebook page, up to $100,000.

4. TWEET to do some good for the people of Japan.
#Jishin: focuses around general earthquake information
#Anpi: a hashtag for the confirmation of the safety of individuals or places
#Hinan: Evacuation information
#311care: a hashtag regarding medical information for the victims
#PrayforJapan: A general hashtag for support and best wishes for victims of the crisis

5. Donate via iTunes
Apple is dedicating resources to the crisis in Japan. They have created a simple donation page in iTunes [iTunes link] that makes it simple to donate anywhere from $5 to $200 to the Red Cross with just a few clicks.


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