Looking to help the victims of the Japan earthquake and Tusanmi, but don’t know where to start? Frogloop compiled a list of resources of nonprofits, companies, and do-gooders who are using their tech-savvy and organizing skills to raise money and help locate missing people.
American Red Cross Text to Donate
The American Red Cross, who made mobile fundraising history after the Haiti earthquake is doing a terrific job in getting the word out about their texting to donate campaign to help with relief efforts. TEXT REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10. 100% of the donation goes to the American Red Cross.
Google’s Person Finder Widget and Crisis Center
Several folks at SXSWi got together to launch an online fundraising campaign to rally attendees and companies throwing parties to donate money to the American Red Cross. Web visitors can also start their own personal fundraising page on the site. Their goal is to raise $10K over the next three days.
TELUS, a Canadian phone company donated $100,000 to relief efforts and set up text to donate campaign for their customers.
Looking for the latest resources and data around the earthquake and Tsunami, check out Crisis Commons wiki.
“Vonage, a provider of voice-over-internet-protocol communications, also said it will waive per-minute calling charges from 830 pm March 11 until 830 pm (EST) March 18 for customers call from their Vonage home phones to Japan. Microsoft also said it has begun providing free temporary software licenses to all impacted customers, partners, non-profits, governments and institutions involved in disaster relief efforts,” according to VentureBeat.
Do you know of other nonprofits, companies or individuals who are doing something to help with relief efforts? Please leave a commnent below so we can we can continue to add to the list of resources.