The Church has announced in writing that members who want to contribute to Japan
should make donations to the Humanitarian Fund.
gosh: there's a space for comments on the online donation form at the church's
official humanitarian aide web site (google search "LDS humanitarian aid
Japan" and eventually you'll find the donation form), but as articles from
the church explain, all donations go into a general fund, that are then parceled
out as deemed feasible by the church and its ability to work with the
governments of said disaster sites. This is often due to the fact that despite
ample ability to give, too many donations unorganized can cause a crisis in and
of itself. Last thing you want is to send in a bunch of aid that can't be used
or causes more problems than the need it was intended to solve.
I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is doing the best they
can to protect the missionaries and help the people in Japan. The patients and
peaceful attitude of the Japanese people at this time of disaster sets a good
example for our and other nations. I pray that the Lord will bless, help and
comfort them in their needs.
Does anyone know if the LDS church is accepting funds specifically for the
recent tragedies in Japan? in the links to the other charities giving help to
the Japanese people in need, funds can be directed specifically to that need.