Disasters like the one in Japan remind me that I am fortunate to have a food, water, and shelter. No matter how challenging things get for me, I am still in a position to help others. Because I am not able to volunteer or give blood, I donate money. Even $10 can make a difference.
In addition to helping people in Japan, these organizations are working on relief efforts in North Africa and the Middle East, Haiti, and other projects throughout the world. If you prefer to help those in need in your own country, there are plenty of local charities that accept donations.