11.03.11 Day earthquake and tsunami strike Japan
9.0 Magnitude (the ferocity almost impossible to describe)
18,000 Expected death toll
410,000 People without homes ... mostly the elderly
€2 Donation amount to Red Cross (or cost of 2 espressos, think about it)
45500 Red Cross phone number to send in donations
5 Seconds needed to send SMS
Send an SMS (45500) to donate €2 to the Italian Red Cross’ “Emergency Japan” fund.
Make the numbers count.
Some additional information:
Italian Red Cross website.
If you’re an animal lover like me here are some local Japan-based groups helping to rescue dogs, cats and other pets:
Below is a flyer made by a concerned Japanese expatriate living in Italy to solicit donations to the Red Cross' “Emergency Japan” fund.