2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami: Donating Through Technology
The 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last Friday. If the scenes of destruction have shocked you, here’s an easy way to donate to the Red Cross, both through its Philippine counterpart or directly through Google.
[For Globe:] you can #helpJapan via mobile donations @philredcross Send RED
to 2899. You can donate 5 25 100 300 500 OR 1000.
Smart subscribers: Send RED
to 4143. You can donate 10 25 50 100 300 500 OR 1000.
The amount specified (in Philippine ₱) will be deducted from the prepaid subscriber’s load credit or charged to a postpaid user’s next monthly bill.
Local group-buying site CashCashPinoy also receives donations for the Philippine Red Cross. Donations are accepted in increments of ₱100; the more “discount” vouchers you buy, the more you donate. Even better, CashCashPinoy will match all donations made until March 27, 2011.
For those who have a credit card ready, they can donate at least ¥100 directly to the Japanese Red Cross, through Google Checkout at google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html.
Got another to donate through the convenience of technology? Let us know below. This case of tech facilitating generosity reminds me very much of Mike Villar’s PhilippineAid.com, launched in the wake of Ondoy.
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