My best wishes go out to the victims of Japan’s catastrophic earthquake last week. The quake was the strongest in Japan’s history, ranked at 8.9 on the Richter scale which triggered a massive tsunami and is said to have taken over 10,000 lives. In effort to support Japan, I have started to research companies that will be helping rebuild the country.  I feel the urge to help out in some way and since I am not there, donating is the best way. And it’s never been easier to donate.  If you’re busy and on the go, here are some new ways to donate:

· Donate through iTunes – donate straight to the Red Cross through your iTunes account.

· Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross. If you have the time and can give more than $10, head to the Red  Cross website.

· Donate via Facebook

Or if you would like to donate through a website:

· The Salvation Army

· Save the Children

· AmeriCares

· International Medical Corps