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How to make a donation to relief efforts in Japan

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Associated Press / March 17, 2011

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American Red Cross — US mobile phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to their phone bills. Those who wish to make a donation can also visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

International Medical Corps — Sending relief teams and supplies to the area. Call 1-800-481-4462, or visit internationalmedicalcorps.org.

Save the Children — The relief effort providing food, medical care, and education is accepting donations through mobile phones by texting JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours or visit www.savethechildren.org/japanquake.

Global Giving — The nonprofit group, which works through grass-roots efforts, says Americans can text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 through their phone bill, or visit www.globalgiving.org.

Interaction — The group is the largest alliance of US-based international nongovernmental organizations and lists many ways to help on its site, www.interaction.org.

Network for Good — The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate, at www.networkforgood.org.

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