I’m sure all of you would like to find some way to help the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami. We found that Google has set up a website that will walk you through a donation, in Japanese yen, directly to the Japanese Red Cross for use in assisting victims of this great tragedy. We tried it out ourselves, and entered the amount of yen we wanted to donate (using the conversion information for dollars provided by Google on the same page). Don’t be nervous about entering a large number, because the website will warn you before confirming the donation of the approximate value, in US dollars. As an example, if you wanted to donate $100, you would enter 8,000 yen.
Follow this link to the Google website, which, in addition to providing a simple way to donate, provides a great deal of information about the disaster.