lrnelson at usc.edu
Tue Mar 22 07:04:19 EDT 2011
I've also heard that of the $47 million thus far donated to the American Red
Cross, only $10 million has made it to Japan (not surprising with such a
large organization). I recommend donating directly to Second Harvest Japan
or Doctors Without Borders (they have a team on the way here, if they
haven't already arrived). The big challenge right now is fuel
shortages--groups like Second Harvest are getting plenty of donations of
food and goods, but delivery is stalled because there isn't enough
gasoline. At least with Second Harvest, though, there's very little
bureaucracy to deal with and the goods will reach those who need them
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 3:52 AM, Maria Jose Gonzalez
<tkarsavina at yahoo.com>wrote:
> If you are going to donate to an institution like the Red Cross,I would be
> inclined to avoid any mileage program.It mainly benefits the airline since
> mostly they exchange (and benefit from) very precious miles for trinkets or
> donations which are not clear in numbers,dates or recipients.(When will
> those blankets or tinned food reach any shelter? ) That huge companies like
> airlines have to resort to this instead of donating directly speaks for
> itself.If you are thinking of donating,it'd be best to do so directly with
> less intermediaries.
> --- On *Tue, 22/3/11, Asian Hooker <asianhooker at inter7.jp>* wrote:
> From: Asian Hooker <asianhooker at inter7.jp>
> Subject: Re: Japan Relief
> To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
> Date: Tuesday, 22 March, 2011, 6:37 PM
> Same for United Airlines. 7500 miles minimum.
> Also check out the website of http://www.japansociety.org/
> I would like to remove Unicef from the list because they deduct 20% of the
> donation to carry their "business."
> Most trustworthy is Japan Red Cross. Or contact your local Red Cross.
> On 11/03/22 17:59, Eija Niskanen wrote:
> > You can also check your airline mileage point programs: at least Finnair
> > gives you now the option to donate mileage points to Japan Red Cross.
> > Eija
> > 2011/3/21 faith<faithbach at yahoo.co.jp<http://email@example.com>
> >> Many of you on my llist have been kind enough to ask what can be done to
> >> help Japan with earthquake relief. Right now there is no organizational
> >> capacity to support any kinds of contributions outside money. FYI here
> is a
> >> list of reputable organizations accepting donations directly to
> >> refugee relief. The English pages are at the top of the list; some are
> >> only in Japanese. Thanks to you all for your support.
> >> Faith
> >> www.akaihane.or.jo/en/
> >> www.jrc.or.jp/english
> >> www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/eng/
> >> www.yomiuri-hikari.or.jp/
> >> www.unicef.or.jp
> >> www.volunteer.yahoo.co.jp/donation/
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