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Japan Relief and N4G

Cat | 1233d ago
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Hey, N4Gers! A rather serious post for you here, though one I think we can all tackle with vigor. The devastation in Japan is difficult for most of us to imagine, but what we have seen and heard makes us want to help however we can. For most of us, so far from the disaster, we won't ever feel like we can do enough.

Below you will find a list of organizations that are active in Japan disaster relief. We aren't advocating any of these charities over another, but have sought to provide you with a respectable list - please do your own research so you can give responsibly!

We, N4G, have donated $3000 to MSF (Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders) on behalf of the N4G community. MSF currently has several teams in Northern Japan, with more teams on the way. Their doctors, nurses and support staff work alongside the Japanese disaster authorities to provide aid in the wake of the earthquakes and tsunami.

Thank you to all of you for being a part of N4G, we're grateful for this opportunity to give with you.

Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders http://www.msf.org/msf/dona...

Japanese Red Cross Society http://www.jrc.or.jp/englis...

UNICEF http://www.unicefusa.org/

Save the Children http://www.savethechildren....

International Medical Corps http://www.internationalmed...

Direct Relief International http://www.directrelief.org...

AmeriCare http://www.americares.org/

World Vision http://www.worldvision.org/...

Convoy of Hope http://www.convoyofhope.org...

International Rescue Committee http://www.rescue.org/

Optical_Matrix  +   1233d ago
I'm donating money, but is there anywhere we can donate clothes and toys for the children as well? I have a fair bit of Japanese manga and I'm willing to send some over for the children to read. Will give them at least SOMETHING to do in your evacuation shelters.
Cat  +   1233d ago
Hey, Optical_Matrix! If you do some research I'm confident you'll find a worthy charity to help you out. We opted for financial donations because sending items can strain an already strained infrastructure.
Optical_Matrix  +   1233d ago
Completely understandable. Thanks for posting the financial links as well. Will be sure to make my donations. Good on you :]
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1233d ago | Well said
Bubbles Up kind man.
edgeofblade  +   1228d ago
Optical: While your donation might be well meaning, clothes and toys and... well, anything other than cold hard cash... will actually make more of a logistical nightmare than doing good, and those items may never make it to the people that need them. Sorry to rain on that parade, but there are quite a few articles about this. Right now, these aid organizations need liquid assets.

Not to belittle your generosity, but the best thing you can do right now is give money to a reputable organization, like the International or American Red Cross or the Salvation Army.

I see others have commented as well, but I wanted to throw my two cents plus interest in.

And bubbles for your generosity too.
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LostDjinn  +   1233d ago
Nicely done.
dalibor  +   1233d ago
Sorry I accidentally clicked disagree, my mistake. Thanks for this helpful blog though. Since I have a job I am able to make a donation. Is paypal the best way to make a donation? Thinking of using my debit card but kind of hesitant for security measures.
JL  +   1233d ago
If you feel any reservation about giving out your credit card information or such things, Paypal is still a definite way you can go to donate and it will keep you from having to give out that information.

Simply visit the Paypal site and you'll see right there on the main page where they're taking donations. You can do an instant $25 donation or you can put in a specific amount. They have several organizations they're collaborating with on it as well so you have a few to choose from.
specialguest  +   1233d ago
N4G ftw!
Chubear  +   1233d ago
Nice! Well done.
fatstarr  +   1233d ago
Thank you for all the info
My university is in the process of raising money
WhiteNoise  +   1233d ago
Awesome. Good to hear that N4G has donated money too.
Nate-Dog  +   1233d ago
Fair play guys, good on you.
artsaber  +   1233d ago
This is good
Well done everyone.
killswitchmad  +   1233d ago
Nicely done N4G, Our small UK 360 community will be running a charity night shortly to raise money. I'll post the details here when they are arranged.
GenoZStriker   1233d ago | Immature | show
The_Zeitgeist  +   1233d ago
Good job N4G!! I'm surprised there have been no jerk comments yet. *Claps for the community*
Lykon  +   1233d ago
well done for the donation and thanks for the info
young7yang  +   1233d ago
cool thanks for the info about donations
Convas  +   1233d ago
Great work on N4G's part!
Scottyabanks  +   1233d ago
Wow, nice! I already donated a little as well. The Demons Souls Wiki community I frequent put together something as well that I took part in. It's nice to see the gaming community coming together to help out those that made gaming as we know it possible.
cyborg  +   1233d ago | Well said
I've donated what I can to
Japanese Red Cross Society

Good going N4G. You guys rule. :)
2v1  +   1233d ago
even tho i dont have money i have cloth, food , and lot of kis toy that i can donate.
_Q_  +   1233d ago
Donating through work. I get to wear jeans all week for doing so too. Winning!
TMAN  +   1233d ago
So that's what's been cutting off the circulation to your brain lately.... :)

Good on N4G for doing his. My faith in this site, the owners and fine peoples never cease to amaze me.
INehalemEXI  +   1232d ago
Lol, I donated to couple recent disaster...will donate to JP soon. :D
bunfighterii  +   1233d ago
Good work! Another donor here!
Shani  +   1233d ago
Hey cat, thanks a lot for the list of organizations for financial help.
Mr Patriot  +   1233d ago
fanboys can be good people :) I salute N4G for this thanks
CrzyFooL  +   1233d ago
Pray for Japan! Hooray for N4G! Go Cat Go!
Ninja-Sama  +   1232d ago
Well done, N4G.
tplarkin7  +   1232d ago
I hate to sound selfish, but I wish N4G would donate some bubbles to me.
INehalemEXI  +   1232d ago
+1 for lulz
Raiz  +   1231d ago
N4g+++
japanappeal   1229d ago | Spam
ThatCanadianGuy  +   1228d ago
Well, great move on N4G's part.I already donated $50 through PSN.Which is a little over my budget at the moment, with bills coming at me left and right..

But in times like these, i feel everyone should contribute anything they can for people who endure such tragedies.
superprobiotic  +   1222d ago
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