Mobile Giving: A List Of Shortcodes To Donate To Japan


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Want use your phone to donate to the relief effort, in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan? Below is a list of shortcodes you can use.

Please send in any suggestions to add to this list, or add to the comments below. Most major operators will not charge for texts sent to mobile giving campaigns.

In the U.S.:
— Text “JAPAN” or “TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10 (Save the Children Federation, Inc.)

— Text “4JAPAN” or “4TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10 (World Vision, Inc.)

— Text “MERCY” to 25383 to donate $10 (Mercy Corps)

— Text “SUPPORT” to 85944 to donate $10 (ADRA Relief for Japan tsunami victims)

— Text “MED” to 80888 to donate $10 (Assist International Medical Corps)

— Text “JAPAN” to 80888 to donate $10 (Salvation Army)

— Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 (American Red Cross)

— Text “TSUNAMI” to 50555 to donate $10 (Convoy for Hope)

— Text “JAPAN” to 50555 to donate $10 (GlobalGiving)

— Text WAVE to 50555 to donate $10 (World ReliefCorp of National Association of Evangelicals)

In Canada:
— Text “ASIA” or “ASIE” to 30333 to donate $5 (The Canadian Red Cross Society)

— Text “QUAKE” to 45678 to donate $10 (The Salvation Army in Canada)

— Text “GIVE” to 45678 to donate $5 (UNICEF)

In the UK:
— Text “DONATE” to 70000 to donate £5 (Disasters Emergency Committee) (thx Oliver)

In Singapore:
— Text “RedCross” to 75772 to donate SGD$50 (Red Cross) (thx Colin Miles)


Michael M Chee Nyuk Min

It was sometime in 2006 that I had at a reclaimed seaside off Kem Lok Kawi Jalan Papar about 9 km south of Kota Kinabalu International Airport and at this site I saw very unusual marking of humans hands of made that along the retaining wall and below rocks was a turban about 8in in width that runs along in length of at least 250 meters. The turban material is just like those worn for ceremonial among the people and a custumary looks. That reflected me of the Sumantra Tsunami and this made me upon reaching home by random open the Bible and that very page mentioned. This land belong to my friend the KTS group and I am offering him RM20mil.
I thought Nuclear Power Generation is a no no but …. Lack of truth and turning me down to address my inquisition for dropping bombs at a civilian area my grandfathers place of abort during the 2nd World War I want to donate in a taxation manner of Jurisprudence. Time is of Essence.

Ingrid Lunden

hi commenters and readers. i’ll update the main post with all of this information so that all can see. please add more info here in the comments when you see it/get it. thanks and take care, ingrid.


Why is it the most generous organization of all and reliable is never listed here. The Salvation Army is also accepting donations. Just go to their website you can donate on line or via text..


Hi Stephen from mGive here. We are also powering a few other mobile donation initiatives for Japan relief besides the REDCROSS to 90999 campaign. Here they are-

Convoy for Hope – Text TSUNAMI to 50555 to donate $10
GlobalGiving – Text JAPAN to 50555 to donate $10
World ReliefCorp of National Association of Evangelicals – Text WAVE to 50555 to donate $10

Ingrid, can you update the post with these options?


Colin Miles

FYI. We’ve just opened the Singapore short code for the Red Cross. Donors just need to send the text keyword: RedCross to 75772 to donate SGD$50.00 via the Red Cross. Thanks for adding.

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