Earthquakes hit Japan

March 11, 2011 2:01 pm

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Information for Helping Those Affected by the Earthquakes in Japan

The largest earthquake to ever hit the country of Japan (and the 5th largest on record) happened on Friday 2:46pm local Japanese time. The entire country found itself crippled Friday by floods, power failures, fires, shuttered airports and paralyzed transit systems from an 8.9 earthquake that struck 80 miles off the Pacific coast, killing hundreds of people and setting off a massive tsunami.

Resulting Tsunami waves continue to cause damage to neighboring countries.

United States President Barack Obama recently had this to say; "Our hearts go out to our friends in Japan and across the region, and we're going to stand with them as they recover and rebuild from this tragedy,"

If there is anything you'd like to do to help support those suffering from this great tragedy, below you can find a few reputable organizations.

The entire Renderosity team will be thinking of those affected in the days and weeks to come. We hope that all our members in the affected areas are safe.

Relief Organizations

Several organizations are jumping in to help victims of the Japanese quake. Here's how you can help:

  • Using your cell phone, you can text-message donations of $10 to the Red Cross. Text the letters REDCROSS to 90999 to make the $10 donation, or visit the organization's website.
  • The International Medical Corps is putting together relief teams, as well as supplies. The organization is in "contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities,” said Nancy Aossey, IMC president, on its website. You can donate here.
  • Save the Children is accepting donations for its Children's Emergency Fund. "We are extremely concerned for the welfare of children and their families who have been affected by the disaster. We stand ready to meet the needs of children who are always the most vulnerable in a disaster,' said Eiichi Sadamatsu of the organization in a statement.
  • GlobalGiving, based in Washington, D.C., is providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
  • Microsoft has a Disaster Response Effort underway. "We are taking a number of steps, including ensuring the safety of our employees and their families and proactively offering customers, partners and local response agencies technical support to help ensure business continuity," the company said. ( is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.)

Article Comments

BluEcho ( posted at 4:17PM Fri, 11 March 2011

My heart goes out to those who were affected or suffered loss from this terrible event. There are several members here, and one or two may be on my friends list, who I have had occasion to work with or buy from. My thoughts and prayers are with them as well.

odditorium ( posted at 4:39PM Fri, 11 March 2011

I have many friends in Japan. by he grace of Buddah may they be OK. Also, just to let you know there is a typo in your messege. it should be "are" not our". Enjoy your weekend..

Digital_Mischief ( posted at 4:45PM Fri, 11 March 2011

So tragic for that country.

manihoni ( posted at 8:43PM Fri, 11 March 2011

Thank you, Renderosity staffs. I am a RMP vendor living in Japan. I encountered this earthquake but I am safe now. And, aoaio and Youniss and LOCK-ON (they live in Japan) are safe, I confirmed by their blog & twitter. Now, many Japanese are guarding the second accident of this earthquake. Please grant that product supports by Japanese vendors are delayed for a while. Regards, ManiHoni.

aoaio ( posted at 10:45PM Fri, 11 March 2011

I am Japanese and live in Chiba, Japan. I and my family are ok but it stil quaking a little. The north of Japan is very awfully bad. I Thank you very much for your kindness of all the people who help Japan.m(__)m

FutureFantasyDesign ( posted at 11:08PM Fri, 11 March 2011

Take a moment to remember, there are many in Japan who need help. Our prayers and thoughts and deeds define us now more then ever... Give generously...

RedPhantom ( posted at 6:25AM Sat, 12 March 2011

My prayers go for all those in Japan and to those around the world who have loved ones there.

Meisiekind ( posted at 7:42AM Sat, 12 March 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan. May God in His grace bring calm and relief to those millions affected by the tragedy of Friday.

Cyberwoman ( posted at 12:05PM Sat, 12 March 2011

My heart goes out to the people of Japan. I hope all of RR's members in Japan and their families are safe.

Samsung12z ( posted at 10:17PM Sat, 12 March 2011

May Kami-sama be with the people of Japan.

Youniss ( posted at 11:32PM Sat, 12 March 2011

Ty,Renderosity Stuff. I'm vendor and artist lives in Japan I'm far from suffered place,I'm safe and alive I can use Internet connection I confirmed many of Japanese vendor and artist safe and alive via Twitter and Blog (as same occasion as manihoni) Ty very much for your kindness Pray for Japan Please.

kainxxx2000 ( posted at 11:41PM Sat, 12 March 2011

My family is praying for them I hope this best for them may God have mercy on all there and my heart go out to all of them.

StaceyG ( posted at 11:44PM Sat, 12 March 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this horrible tragedy.

sugatak ( posted at 1:28AM Sun, 13 March 2011

Thank you Renderosity staffs, and all of you email and site mail me. I appreciate all of your thoughtfulness and kind words. I'm also RMP vender living in Tokyo Japan. I and my family are ok. It was so huge earthquake I've never experienced and many aftershocks still now, and many disaster are happening yet. I'd like to appreciate the support of people from many countries for Japan. Regards, sugatak

angora ( posted at 4:50AM Sun, 13 March 2011

My heart goes out to the people (and animals) in Japan! Sincerely hope that all Japanese people 'here' and their loved ones are safe!!! My thoughts are with them constantly...

renecyberdoc ( posted at 8:06AM Sun, 13 March 2011

i go with StaceyG and send my deepest thoughts.

dv8_fx ( posted at 8:17AM Sun, 13 March 2011

Keep strong Japan. My prayers for you all.

insanecatlady ( posted at 11:32AM Sun, 13 March 2011

Thak you manihoni for letting us know the people we know are safe. My heart goes out to all involved in this epic tragedy. I hope all rescue squads get there quickly to lesson the pain and suffering. My heart goes out to all

nobodyinparticular ( posted at 2:09PM Sun, 13 March 2011

For a country with a long history of earthquake and tsunami disasters, this is still incredible. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

JeniferC ( posted at 9:14PM Sun, 13 March 2011

I'm so glad to hear from some of our Japanese members. I hope more will check-in to let us know they are ok. There are a lot of Renderosity artists living in Japan, and our prayers and thoughts go out to everyone in Japan.

botdog ( posted at 9:54PM Sun, 13 March 2011

Many people here in America are keeping those affected by the tragedy in Japan in their thoughts and prayers. Peace and comfort to our friends and family across the Pacific.

SilverDolphin ( posted at 11:22AM Mon, 14 March 2011

I offer my sincere condolences to those who have lost family in this terrible tragedy! I would encourage everyone to donate to a reputable aid agency to support relief aid in Japan! Donate to the Red Cross!

KnightWolverine ( posted at 12:35PM Mon, 14 March 2011

My entire family and myself want to express our deepest sympathy for those that have been effected by this terrible tragedy in Japan and for those also around this country effected by this historic event.We share in your sorrow and feel for those effected.Our prayers are with you all...

zerokenshiro ( posted at 3:44PM Mon, 14 March 2011

Fellow artists, Manga-ka, and Otaku's, please help our friends in Japan. Texting to the American Red Cross is one of the simplest way do it. Please help!

MSTene ( posted at 6:58PM Mon, 14 March 2011

Sending our prayers

Kerya ( posted at 12:35AM Tue, 15 March 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese.

powerage ( posted at 11:37AM Tue, 15 March 2011

I am wholeheartedly with the Japanese people in this disaster and I hello your courage and dignity in this terrible ordeal that you live. Sincere condolences to all those here who have lost loved ones in this tragedy.

Eganko ( posted at 5:02PM Tue, 15 March 2011

What they are going trough is not to imagine. My hopes and heart are with you!

rdrgs ( posted at 6:53PM Tue, 15 March 2011

My sisters and I are admirers of the Japanese people and lovers of their beautiful culture. We are truly saddened by these events. Isabel posted a render on our deviantART page called Tenshi. She typed a message for Japan, which is also mine (Eva) and Ana Maria's sentiments. Be Not Defeated by the Rain Ame ni mo makezu Be Not Defeated by the Wind Kaze ni mo makezu ~ rdrgs

danae ( posted at 2:49AM Thu, 17 March 2011

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with all the people in Japan affected by this tremendous tragedy. I admire the immense dignity and courage they have displayed in these difficult times.

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