Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Update

We have heard from SAWSO (Salvation Army World Service Office) that The Salvation Army (USA) remains on stand-by until International Headquarters and the Japan Territory assess their needs in terms of a response. We have not received any specific updated information since the bulletin posted on Friday and the national blog http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/?p=5635

As far as outreach with the media is concerned, it has been suggested by NHQ that we have been fairly successful getting the word out about the little we do know and how people can support our relief efforts (text to give, etc.)

To provide some sense of this effort, below is a key-word search from Google News for “”Relief Organization” and Japan”.

Results are as of 11:45 PM ET, March 13, 2011.

“Red Cross”: 3,884
“American Red Cross”: 770
“Save the Children”: 269
“Salvation Army”: 257
“Red Crescent”: 104
“World Vision”: 69
“International Medical Corps”: 65
“Shelterbox”: 49
“Oxfam”: 33
“Convoy of Hope”: 36
“Americares”: 27
“Doctors Without Borders”: 26
“Catholic Relief”: 20
“Mercy Corps”: 13
“Operation USA”: 9