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March 12
Sharing is the Point: Donate for Japan Relief

There are few words to express my concern over the people living in Japan during this difficult and frightening time.  They are a strong and resourceful people however between the earthquake, tsunami and now the exploding nuclear power plant it is most important that they know the rest of the world is willing to step up and be of aid, as well as send our prayers. 

Below you will find a list of links to reputable agencies who are gathering funds and supplies for the relief and rebuilding effort.  Please share the link to this post or create your own. Let's collectively make an effort to be of service to our fellow men, women and children as they recover from this devastating event.  

Donate today and if you can light a candle and send some positive energy to them in your own way. 

The Red Cross In response to the quake, the Red Cross has already launched efforts in Japan. Visit or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone.
Save the Children​ ​The organization is currently organizing efforts and donations to its Children's Emergency Fund will support outreach.
​International Medical Corps ​To donate or learn about other ways you can contribute to its medical response, visit Also, text MED to 80888 from any mobile phone to give $10.
Doctors Without Borders​ Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending two three-person teams to the Iwate and Miyagi prefectures in Japan. To learn more about the organization's efforts or make a donation, visit
Here is also a link to an article on the Huffington Post link to an article on the Huffington Post that outlines some additional agencies and from which I copied this content. 

For those of you tweeting about this situation please note that an iReporter on @CNN mentioned that though the phone lines are down they are staying in communication on Twitter.  She specifically mentioned how reading all the tweets from us around the world is helping them to have the strength to stay calm.  This is the true value of social media!  Keep tweeting.

Our SharePoint community reached out during all of the past disasters.  Lets make sure to do our part again!



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