Thank you for reminder. I have been receiving a number of spam emails from various scammers for donations. The Red Cross is a safe way to donate. I know someone who does volunteer work with them and am considering doing so myself.
I feel some what conflicted after my friend told me that money to to other areas of need in the Red Cross will decline with a large disaster. You can elect that the money donated go to Japan or elect that it go to another area, or where the need is greatest. Clicking the red donate button on the right side of the home page will give you that option.
Last pay day, I donated $10 to Japan, this pay day donating to where the need is greatest. I urge all of you to take a moment and look at their great web site, they offer much in the way of education as well.http://www.redcross.org/