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We feel it is most effective to support those organizations with an active, on-the-ground presence and where the money you contribute goes to a direct assistance provider.
- Closer to our industry you could consider Habitat for Humanity, the ULI Disaster Relief Fund or the Built Environment Action Register or the Global Housing Foundation.
- The Red Cross (for disaster management specialists).
- Still not sure? You can also check out charitynavigator.org or donate some of your airplane miles and hotel points.
Do something now! I was in Chennai, India after the tsunami and saw first hand what these organizations were able to achieve; but they need our support. Thanks, JC Goldenstein CREOpoint Founder
PS: You could also ask your friends to do the same after they have checked out updates from Wikipedia (Sendai region building and infrastructure damage, living conditions and ongoing rescue actions)