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How to help, contact earthquake, tsunami victims

A child reacts an aftershock temporary shelter Tokyo for people affected by Friday's devastating earthquake Japan | The Associated Press

A child reacts to an aftershock at a temporary shelter in Tokyo for people affected by Friday's devastating earthquake in Japan | The Associated Press

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Updated: March 11, 2011 8:14PM

Here are some ways to help or contact victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and others throughout the Pacific:

— CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAPAN AT CHICAGO — For information on Japanese citizens or loved ones and links to area mobile service providers’ Emergency Message Lines. Visit

— AMERICAN RED CROSS — U.S. mobile phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to your phone bill. Or visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

— INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS — Sending relief teams and supplies to the area. Call 1-800-481-4462, or visit .

— SAVE THE CHILDREN — The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations through mobile phones by texting JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours or visit to donate online.

— GLOBAL GIVING — The non-profit which works through grassroots efforts says Americans can text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 through their phone bill. Or visit .

— INTERACTION — The group is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations and lists many ways to help on its site, .

— NETWORK FOR GOOD — The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate to relief efforts. Visit

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