Here are some ways to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and others throughout the Pacific:

AMERICAN RED CROSS: U.S. mobile phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to your phone bill. Or visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: Sending relief teams and supplies to the area. Call 1-800-481-4462, or visit

SAVE THE CHILDREN: The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations through mobile phones by texting JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours or visit to donate online.

GLOBAL GIVING: The nonprofit, which works through grass-roots efforts, says Americans can text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 through their phone bill. Or visit

INTERACTION: The group is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations and lists many ways to help on its site,

NETWORK FOR GOOD: The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate to relief efforts. Visit

When making donations, federal officials are urging caution. The FBI warns that con artists often prey on donors responding to charity calls in the wake of natural disasters. The Internet Crime Complaint Center in Boise, Idaho, says donors should be careful when confronted with unsolicited e-mails asking for credit card information or money transfers.