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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Japan Disaster Relief

It has been a week since the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred at the northeastern coast of Japan which creates extremely destructive tsunami waves which hit Japan. The earthquake and tsunami have caused  severe damage in Northeastern Japan, leaving thousands of people confirmed dead, injured or missing, and millions more affected by lack of electricity, water and transportation. At some area, it's even snowing. It's also not helping when there's a nuclear crisis unfolding in Fukushima.

Google has a Crisis Response page where you can find resources related to this current crisis. It's a fantastic page set up with all information such latest updates on the situations, important links and telephone numbers, transportation statuses links, shelters and even a person finder. You can also find links if you wish to donate to Japanese Red Cross Society, International Medical Corps, Unicef and Save the Children. All these within one page which is excellent!

The Embassy of Japanese in Malaysia has informations with regards to this as well with various links on how to put in your donations.

If you have PayPal account, you can also do so via them.

Photo via Yahoo! News

On the home front, there are plenty of going-ons by now to collect funds. Well, we do not sanction these means but just merely spreading the information on how you could help. Just pick one which you think can be trusted and is legit. Here they are in no particular order:

MAYBANK (account name: MERCY HUMANITARIAN FUND, account number : 5621-7950-4126, ABA Swift Code: MBBEMYKLA), or

CIMB Bank (account name: MERCY Malaysia, account number: 1424-000-6561053, ABA Swift Code: CIBBMYKL).

Donations via cheque are payable to MERCY MALAYSIA (please indicate at the back of the cheque - Japan Earthquake Relief Fund).

To donate online, please visit and inform via email that you wish to donate to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

Malaysian Red Crescent Society

Donate to the MRCS International Relief Fund via Maybank Account No – 5144 – 2210 – 2657 or you can send cheque to:

Malaysian Red Crescent Society
National Headquarters
32, Jalan Nipah off Jalan Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur

Cheque should be made out to the “MRCS International Relief Fund" with the words “Japan Earthquake and Tsunami” written at the back of the cheque.

Members of the public can donate by making payments to the 'Tabung Bencana NSTP-Media Prima' to Maybank account number: 5-14105-32075-7

You can contribute to the Fund can do so via any of the following channels:
Fund transfers at ATMs and KawanKu Phone Banking
Cash deposit machines
Cheque deposit machines
Maybank branch counters

Cheques should be made payable to "Tabung Bencana NSTP-Media Prima" and send to NSTP Finance Department, 31 Jalan Riong, 51000 Kuala Lumpur or at any of the branches.

Go to World Vision Malaysia and download the form. The current efforts are to distribute blankets, bottled water and sanitary and hygiene supplies. Priorities include supplies for babies and children.

You can also choose to do it via Milkadeal. All collections will be channeled to Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

Groupon is also channeling to Malaysian Red Crescent Society and all donations will be matched Ringgit-for-Ringgit up to the total donated value of RM25,000 by Groupon.

Pavilion KL fund raising is on till 17 April. You can put your donation at Level 3, Concierge Desk. Buy a tee shirt, there's charity sales plus food & beverage deals. Click here for more details. 

We're very sure there are plenty of other means but here are just a few. Let us all pray for Japan, a speedy recovery and the nuclear issues to be resolved as soon as possible.

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