Beginning today, Rogers and Fido wireless customers can text ASIA to 30333 to donate $5 to earthquake relief efforts. 100% of all donations will go to the Canadian Red Cross Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami fund.
To help Canadians stay up-to-date on news and information from Japan, Rogers is making TV Japan available on free preview on Channel 829 to all digital cable customers in Ontario.
Those concerned about Canadian friends or family possibly affected by the earthquake can call the Department of Foreign Affairs and International trade (DFAIT) at 613-943-1055 or 1-800-387-3124. You can also follow Canada’s Foreign Affairs Twitter account for information here.
Donations can also be made online at www.redcross.ca/helpnow, at your local branch office or by calling toll free 1-800-418-1111.
Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard.