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Fail Whale -Japan

Reach out the hand of friendship
posted Mar 17, 2011
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Fugu is right... even the strong can use a hand from time to time. And given the loss of life and property in Japan's recent triple disaster (sounds like a horror film), it's only the right thing to to to lend a hand to our friends on the other side of the Pacific.

If you can spare a few dollars, please donate to the Red Cross or other worthwhile charity.

by ChrisTopher on 3/17/2011 @ 10:51am

by The Jinxmedic on 3/17/2011 @ 11:15am
The Red Cross has too high of administration fees- contact Daubermaus for more effective NGO's

by The Jinxmedic on 3/18/2011 @ 12:27pm

More details from a facebook thread:

Robert Mitchell: World vision and americares are quite good to. More than 90% or more of the donations actually go towards the causes.

Chy Mausheim: True, but Japan has a closed system financially and any donation to a non-japanese banking charity is embargoed for 6-8 weeks.

Chy Mausheim: Right now there are only 5 major international charities that are bringing cash into the system, as time goes on more will be waivered. So I posted this one because money donated today gets into their accounts today. And they are a good group that has done good things for others.

Robert Mitchell: thats nice.... what about the materials they may be buying?

Chy Mausheim: Until Japan's parliment inacts an emergency exemption - Japan is a closed system. Materials ahve to be purchased from unaffected areas of Japan. Or already stockpiled in country by a charity like NGO Jen or Baptist World.

Chy Mausheim: They will open the system, but it takes time and people have needs now. The US Red Cross in Southern Japan is another charity that's actively working right now.

by L.S.Erhardt on 3/18/2011 @ 1:10pm