The massive earthquake in Japan has reached San Francisco both physically and emotionally. There is no doubt that people are already collecting clothing and other goods to send to the country in relief.
But Mayor Ed Lee says, hold on, because there’s no system in place to receive and distribute those goods. What Japan needs right now is a good humanitarian influx of cash.
So here are a couple of ways you can get involved locally while helping globally. Paul Osaki, executive director of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California is pledging 100 percent of all donations sent to his organization will go to the relief effort.
And Lee reminds San Francisco that there’s already a place on the Internet if you need to find a local connection to global events.