Help Japan's Earthquake Victims

On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered a massive 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that have caused widespread destruction. For those watching in horror from thousands of miles away, it's natural to look for ways to help. We've got a list of organizations rated by Charity Navigator to help you send aid to Japanese victims.The stories of devastation continue to unfold as the death toll is now expected to exceed 10,000. According to USAToday, There are already more than 1,600 confirmed dead and 10,000 people are missing in just one town. 300,000 more are displaced with many lacking access to food, water, shelter and electricity. 

Visit Charity Navigator's list of organizations currently providing assistance to Japan's victims along with some warnings about how to give wisely. Here's their list of rated charities providing aid to Japanese victims.

Action Against Hunger | ACF-USA 4 stars
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 4 stars
AmeriCares 4 stars
Architecture for Humanity 4 stars
Catholic Medical Mission Board 4 stars
Convoy of Hope 4 stars
Direct Relief International 4 stars
Doctors Without Borders, USA 4 stars
Food for the Hungry 4 stars
International Rescue Committee 4 stars
Relief International 4 stars
Save the Children 4 stars
Stop Hunger Now 4 stars
World Vision 4 stars
American Red Cross 3 stars
GlobalGiving 3 stars
International Medical Corps 3 stars
Mercy Corps 3 stars
Operation USA 3 stars
Oxfam America 3 stars
Samaritan's Purse 3 stars
ShelterBox USA


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