Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tips for helping Japan's relief efforts; help decide where donated money goes

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Helping People
The earthquake and tsunami last week in Japan is a tremendous tragedy, and at times like these, the outpouring and compassion for those in need is always remarkable. If you desire to help, we want to ensure you have the best possible giving experience. Click here to find some important tips on donating.

The campaign is finished. The money has been collected. Now what happens? Every year, United Way recruits over 400 community volunteers to strategically invest donated funds to our member agencies. This is a great opportunity to learn about community issues, local agencies and United Way.
Allocations panel volunteers visit four to six health and human service agencies from June through November. They learn about their mission, assess the impact of their programs and organizational strength, and make sure United Way dollars are invested wisely. Click here to learn more about volunteering on an allocations panel.
Two places that are helping in Japan right now:
American Red Cross
10195 Corporate Square Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132
Mark check “Japan earthquake relief” or “Pacific tsunami damage” (for recovery services for the West Coast)
Text the words REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation from a mobile phone
Salvation Army
World Service Office International Relief Fund
PO Box 630728
Baltimore, MD 21263-072800
Mark check “Japan earthquake relief”
Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation from a mobile phone
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