Picture this, you and your squad are cheering on your basketball team or at a competition having the time of your lives. When we wake up the following morning; disaster has hit the east coast of Honshu, Japan. There has been so much media coverage it is almost over whelming, but now is the time to send support to those in need. If each member of your squad donated an article of clothing Cheers for Tsunami Reliefo the Salvation Army, that will help shape the lives affected in Japan.
The Red Cross is one of the leaders in disaster relief, and they have joined forces with the Japanese Red Cross Society to ensure that relief is coming to those who need it most.
How can I help? To make donations:
Also, as a side note, make sure you research the charity you choose to donate through and be cautious when giving online — especially in response to “spam” messages. Find out if a charity is providing direct aid and be wary of claims that 100 percent of donations are going to relief victims since that’s usually not the case. And look for details when texting a donation.