It’s day two and for many, time has either stood still or seemed to wane on forever as families prayed and searched for missing loved ones or mourned their loss upon receiving news of their fate.
In one coastal village, it’s been reported that 9500 people are unaccounted for and four trains have been reported missing. (FOXNews.com) but then some miraculous news, according to the Japanese Coast Guard, all 81 people on board the ship that had been carried off when the tsunami hit have been found and all of them airlifted to safety! (MSNBC.com)
Our work within the country of Japan: Since 1895, The Salvation Army has provided emotional, spiritual, and physical care to individuals and families in need throughout Japan. Currently, 81 active officers and 1,068 employees operate 57 church and community centers (Corps), 12 small social service stations (outposts), 2 hospitals, and more than 20 institutions serving children, seniors, the addicted, and other at-risk populations.
The local Salvation Army has dispatched staff and volunteers out into the hardest hit areas to provide food, water and emotional/spiritual care to first responders and victims. Salvation Army relief workers have been working tirelessly since less than 24 hours after the tsunami hit.
We ask that you pray without ceasing for the many who are still missing for as we have witnessed, people are being found alive amidst the rubble and we believe God for even more miracles.
As we receive more info from the field we will be sure to pass that along to you so you are up to date with our relief efforts in Japan.
To Donate: Currently, those interested in aiding the relief effort are encouraged to give financial donations, which offer great flexibility and enable local disaster responders to purchase exactly what is needed as close to the disaster zone as possible.
There are four ways people can contribute money to The Salvation Army’s ‘Japan Earthquake / Tsunami disaster relief efforts:
- TEXT the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation
- By PHONE: 1-800-SAL-ARMY — Designate gift for “Japan Earthquake / Tsunami” (credit card or debit card)
- ON-LINE at: www.SalvationArmyUSA.org — designate gift for “Japan Earthquake / Tsunami”
- By MAIL: Send your check or money order, marked “Japan Earthquake / Tsunami” to
The Salvation Army
PO Box 78625
Nashville, TN 37207
Please note that 100% of the money designated for disaster, goes to disaster, that’s a guarantee!
At this time, The Salvation Army is not accepting in-kind donations from the general public for disaster relief operations in Japan. Keep in mind it will be extremely difficult and expensive to ship in-kind donations overseas from the United States 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.