Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How to Help in Japan

I have been transfixed and horrified about the news coming out of Japan. While it is still unknown what the full impact of the earthquake, tsunami, and ensuing nuclear disaster will be, there is plenty we can do to help with the relief efforts already underway. As I was searching for organizations to recommend, I came across this article on the Charity Navigator website. It lists highly-rated nonprofit organizations currently working in Japan, as well as suggestions for how to make sure your donation dollars are put to the best use.

Charity Navigator is an independent charity evaluator and an excellent resource for anyone interested in donating to a nonprofit organization. Here are some of the many organizations working in Japan that Charity Navigator recommends:

Architecture for Humanity

International Rescue Committee

Direct Relief International

Doctors Without Borders

1 comment:

Garden said...

I've never seen Charity Navigator before. That will be useful. Nothing makes me more angry than people exploiting a bad situation with bad charities.