Here's the details on the relief fund:
Zynga Game Network and Direct Relief International are working together to help the people of Japan.
Direct Relief International is a nonprofit that delivers medical aid where it’s needed most around the world. Direct Relief has been responding to emergencies for decades and is working to help the people of Japan recover from the recent earthquake and tsunami.
To help in the unfolding crisis in Japan, Direct Relief has:
Committed $600,000 in cash for relief efforts
Identified $15 million in medical material aid that stands ready to help
Established a fund with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the oldest Asian American organization in the U.S., to ensure that our emergency aid truly helps the people of Japan. Learn more here
100% of donations for Japan go to Japan. We're serious about this.
With support from donors like Zynga, Amgen, the Allergan Foundation, BD, Cost Plus World Market, FedEx, and many others, Direct Relief can leverage every $1 given into about $25 in medical aid. Direct Relief is 100% privately funded, so we rely on donations from individuals to do our work.
You can check us out on Charity Navigator, which ranks Direct Relief as a Four-Star Charity and a Top-Notch Charity.
If you're ready to help, give online here.