Monday, March 14, 2011

How To Support Japan Relief Efforts

How To Support Japan Relief Efforts

For those of you wanting to help The Salvation Army’s earthquake relief work in Japan, you can support our efforts in several ways. 100% of your funds will be sent to The Salvation Army in Japan for their disaster response efforts.

•Donate online at
•Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
•Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. (Please ensure that you respond “YES” to the Thank You message you receive or else your donation will not go through.)
•By mail: Send your check, marked “Japan earthquake relief” to
The Salvation Army World Service Office
International Relief Fund
PO Box 630728
Baltimore, MD 21263-0728

*Many of you have asked about volunteer opportunities to assist relief efforts in Japan. At this time, The Salvation Army is not in need of volunteers. We will be sure to post an update to our blog if this changes.*

Thank you for generous support and continuous prayers for those in Japan. To learn more about our relief efforts, click here.


At this time, The Salvation Army is not accepting in-kind donations from the general public. It is extremely difficult and expensive to ship in-kind donations overseas from the US to Japan. It is more efficient for disaster relief agencies to purchase needed resources locally and for immediate distribution with the disaster area. The best way for U.S. donors to help Japanese disaster survivors is to make a cash donation. Please note that your local The Salvation Army continues to accept donations of used clothing, furniture and other items to support local programming. Please consider donating your used items to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store.

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