Hundreds are confirmed dead and many more are missing after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan this past week. The disaster has left the region in ruin and in need of help.

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Here are several of the organizations working on relief and recovery in the region and requesting donations:

The American Red Cross International Relief Fund is stationed in the affected areas. Text REDCROSS to 90999 from your cell phone to donate $10.00 to the Red Cross. Click here to donate.

The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need. To contribute, text 'JAPAN' or 'QUAKE' to 80888 to make a $10 donation. Click here to donate.

Global Giving is taking donations that go toward several charities that have sent emergency relief workers to the pacific area. You can go to www.globalgiving.org and click on 'Japan Earthquake' and Tsunami Relief Fund. Choose from an amount of $25, $50 or $75 dollars and click "give now. " Click here to donate.

The International Medical Corps are putting together relief teams that will bring supplies to those most in need. You can text MED to 80888 from any mobile phone to give $10 or go to their website. Click here to donate.

AmeriCares disaster response team is on the ground in Japan assessing the health and medical needs of survivors. To make a donation, go to www.AmeriCares.org or call 1-800-486-HELP.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is sending relief to the affected areas. You can go to www.jdc.org and click on "Donate to JDC's Japan/Pacific Emergency Relief Fund." Click here to donate.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization focused on easing the emotional and psychological stress that children face during disasters. Click here to donate.

You can access other organizations and charities that are providing assistance through Network for Good. Click here to go to the Networkforgood.org site.