Sunday, March 13, 2011

Red Cross in Japan

[caption id="attachment_3708" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai "]Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai c. 1829 - 32[/caption]

The Canadian Red Cross is one of many organizations providing assistance to the victims of the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan. They have medical teams working there now. As I watch the news of this devastation unfold, I can't help but think they'll probably send more people and supplies soon.

If you want to contribute to the relief efforts, please contact the Canadian Red Cross they have a number of ways that you can make a difference through their organization:

Canadians wishing to help support relief efforts underway are encouraged to contribute by:

  • Donate online at the Canadian Red Cross website.

  • Call 1-800-418-1111

  • By text the word ASIA to 30333 to make a one-time donation of $5* (more details about how this works on their website).

  • By contacting their local Red Cross office. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami” and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.

If you're not in Canada but would like to help, check out this page for information about various relief efforts, it is part of CNN's Impact Your World section on their website.

ETA: You can also connect with the Canadian Red Cross on the following sites:

And if you can't help monitarily, please include them in your prayers.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by Hokusai Katsushika. Hokusai lived between 1760 and 1849 in Tokyo. The Great Wave is the first in his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and is currently located in the Library of Congress.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    My name is Jen and I work for the Canadian Red Cross. Thank you for helping to spread the word about how people can donate to our Japan earthquake appeal. We really appreciate it.

    We would love to continue to connect with you. You can find us on Twitter (@redcrosscanada), Facebook (, and our blog is

    Thank you for your support!


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