Boyz II Men is doing their part to help the victims of last week’s massive earthquake in Japan. The R&B group has partnered with FirstGiving.com to create a charity drive that will raise money for the American Red Cross. Boyz II Men plans to raise 100-thousand-dollars for the relief efforts, noting that they have a special connection to their fans in Japan. In a message posted on FirstGiving.com they explain, “We have been going to Japan for the past 20 years and we are deeply concerned for the people of Japan and especially for our friends and fans who reside in Sendai and all the areas affected by this earthquake and tsunami.” Boyz II Men has already raised more than 13-thousand-dollars since starting their campaign. Along with Boyz II men, you can help in aiding the people of Japan. With 430,000 people displaced from their homes and another 24,000 stranded, disaster response right now is focused on providing necessities such as food, water and medical care. The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross have crews in Japan. There are several ways you can contribute to both public service organizations.
For the Salvation Army:
Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visit the website www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org
You can also send a donation through the mail to
The Salvation Army World Service Office
International Relief Fund
PO Box 630728 Baltimore, MD 21263-0728.
To help the American Red Cross Text “RedCross” to 90999 to donate to its fund set up in response to the disaster.