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On Thursday, Mar. 10, a devastating magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off Japan's northeast coast triggering a massive tsunami. In thehours that followed,officials feared hundredsdead and hundreds more missing. The huge waves that roared ashore carried away ships, cars, homes, and triggered widespread fires. Buildingscollapsed, electricity and telephone lines are down, androads are now covered with debris.

The American Red Crossis preparing to help the victims of the disastrous quake. To help; KING 5, KING5.com, NWCN and NWCN.com are once again activating Northwest Response - a partnership withUS Bank to collect donations that will go specifically to the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Effort.

If you would like to help, we have set up several waysto make your giving easy. All donations will go directly tothe American Red Cross and theirJapan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund.

DONATEONLINE: click here- sign in and make your donation directly to the Red Cross.

USBANK BRANCHES:donateat any US Bank branch in Washington.Be sure to tell the bank your donation is for Northwest Response.

MAILACHECK: made out to the American Red Cross
Northwest Response
P.O. Box 24525
Seattle, WA 98124

TEXT:donate $10 to the Red Cross International Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund through your cell phone. Text message the word REDCROSS to 90999. The donation will be added to your cell phone bill.

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