From watching videos of the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan.  For me, it is "out of sight, out of mind" but I finally broke down and watched this video (it's worth watching all 6 minutes of it just to get an idea at how quickly this thing came).  By the end if it, I had no choice but to help give to the efforts.  Just to see entire buildings uprooted and sent downstream by the powerful current was something that I had never thought could happen.

Here's the shocking video:!5781566/this-is-the-scariest-first+person-video-of-the-japan-tsunami-yet

I've donated to The Salvation Army by going to this page:

According to their website, "The Salvation Army has been at work in Japan since 1895, operating more than 80 centers there, including two hospitals and four children's homes. We have nearly 200 officers, 3,000 members and nearly 1,000 employees already at work in the country. We are a part of Japan's communities and dedicated to their recovery."

If You want to see some other organizations that are helping in Japan, go here: