Provideo Financial Issues Aid Relief Advice For Japan Disaster

Top Quote The massive 8.9-magnitude that devastated Japan on Friday has left millions wanting to give aid. Provideo Financial issues advice on how to do so in the most effective manner. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 16, 2011 - Seeing the aftermath a 20ft, 500mph wave can cause has left many wishing to donate. Donation, however, is not always straight forward during the early stages of recovery. There are question marks over what basic aid is even required as the damage is still being calculated.

    Provideo Financial Partner Frank Spencers has noted that a prompt response isn't always best. "It would be wise to wait for Japan's needs to be assessed and co-ordinated before donating through an official channel," said Spencers. It is also sensible to donate money as opposed to supplies as it is easier to distribute for disaster organisations, and what supplies will be needed are often unknown.

    Google has stepped in with its own innovative way to aid Japan. It has instigated a Person Finder tool people can use to search for loved ones. The tool has proven extremely useful, as with the Haiti and New Orleans disasters, with over 4,000 records logged within a few hours of the tragedy.

    The U.S. military has also been preparing for humanitarian missions and the U.S. has lent a number of planes and helicopters to help airlift victims from the disaster area. U.S. aid groups have also been gathering funds but it has been noted that Japan won't need the mass support Haiti required due to its own exhaustive infrastructure, and its status at the world's third largest economy. In addition, Japan has extensive experience in earthquake recovery.

    Thailand is also preparing funds for Japan in reciprocation of the kindness shown to them during the 2004 Tsunami that devastated the Andaman coast of Thailand. One of Thailand's main avenues for donation is via text. A text is sent to a specific number transferring funds to an appropriate fund raising party. This has proved a popular way to donate to charity the world over.

    Despite this heartbreaking disaster it is still wise to be careful who you hand your money over to. Fake sites and phone numbers will be set up urging donations. To avoid these scams don't reply to any spam emails pressuring you to donate. Instead look up sites yourself and donate through reputable organisations. You should also check a non-profit organisation is legitimate before donating.

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