Japan is a hot topic right now, if you haven’t heard. You may be wondering how you can help, but you don’t want to get scammed in the process.
Let me introduce you to your new best friend for charities, Charity Navigator. It rates charities and also lets you know if all of your donation will be used for the area in which you gave.
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: How to Help. This is for the Japan effort specifically. If you look to the side there’s a list of charities, their ratings and a column which states if your donation will go solely to Japan relief or not.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not just about Japan, this is an awesome resource for all your charity needs! However, since Japan is current, here’s a few other neat links that relate:
WE ADD UP – We Love Japan shirt. WE ADD UP is awesome. Organic cotton shirts for awesome causes, and you get your own unique number when you order the shirt.
Zombie Squad. I’m sure I’ll get some eye-rolls for this one, but aside from my zombie obsession, it’s an awesome organization. Their members raised over $13,000 in days! All of this money is going to Japan! How cool. ZS itself though? A community that believes in disaster preparedness. Being ready for “zombies” means being ready for floods, earthquakes, fires, etc. Learning how to cope, what to expect and having a plan. There’s discussions on everything from firearms, to bug-out-bags (BOBs, a packed bag to grab when you have to leave FAST), to first aid, to…yes, zombies. Check them out!