Save Japan: How to Help the Red Cross With Your WordPress Site

Japan has suffered greatly through the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that ravaged the shores of the Rising Sun. Estimates of deaths have surpassed 10,000. Entire cities have been erased and a growing nuclear threat is forcing the evacuation of thousands more. As the world tries to react to the crisis at hand, Page.ly has kindly written and released a plugin that links your supportive readers and site participants to the Red Cross to make a change on behalf of the Japanese people.

The plugin adds a banner to the top of your WordPress site that will take your visitors to the American Red Cross in order to donate money to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Here’s how the Red Cross will use your donation:

Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

The WordPress Japan Redcross plugin adds 75px of padding to the body of your page and the images are served off of their CDN. Page.ly will be submitting the plugin to the WordPress repository, but for now you can download it at their website.

Your donation really does matter.

Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress for their websites. A small donation from even a few of these site’s users could make a big difference in the lives of those affected by tragedies around the world. Over 292 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages every month. Think of the impact that you could make in the lives of others as you use this plugin to appeal to your community. Let’s start making a difference today.