Verizon-Free-Calls-To-JapanSomeday, someone will find a way to transport our entire bodies to where our loved ones are. Until then, we have phone calls and text messages to connect us when we can’t be by their sides. For those who have friends and family in Japan, where a recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami ripped through northern Japan, it has become even more important to be able to reach out to those we care about.

Free Phone Calls & Texts To Japan

At a time like this, it is a shame to have to worry about the high cost of long distance calling.

To help people get in contact with loved ones, Verizon Wireless is making all calls and texts to Japan free through April 11th.

Verizon Prepaid Phone Card charges will also be waived through this period. Verizon is taking away the worry of the financial burden of long distance calls, so all you have to worry about is the safety and well being of the people you love.

Wondering How You Can Help? Verizon Makes It Easy!

Verizon isn’t stopping there, though. When we see images of the devastation in Japan on the news, and hear the survivors’ stories, we ache to help those in need, but sometimes we feel paralyzed by the enormity of it. We want to give aid, but we don’t know how.  Verizon is making it possible to help the people of Japan in a way that is tangible and accessible for everyone. Right now, you can send a $10 donation from your phone, with a simple text message.

For more information on text to donate, visit: http://news.vzw.com/news/2011/03/pr2011-03-13.html.

Not everyone can go to Japan to help, and we certainly all don’t have large amounts of money to donate, but we can help in this small way through Verizon’s text to donate program. It adds up!

Verizon-Japan-EarthquakeVerizon Keeps You Current On The Most Recent Events In Japan

As if that wasn’t enough, Verizon is also making TV Japan free to all FiOS TV customers through March 25th, so that they can stay current on the news from Japan.

A History of Giving

Of course, this isn’t the first time Verizon has come to the aid of the less-than-fortunate. Verizon’s Matching Incentives Program will match donations made to public institutions by employees and retirees. This puts much needed funding into schools and arts programs. Verizon also co-sponsors a charity golf outing with the Chicago Bulls every summer. All the money raised during the event goes to Prevent Child Abuse America and CharitaBulls, the Bulls charity.

Verizon is obviously committed to giving to charity, and to helping us find ways to give too. It’s nice to know that the company who sends us the phone bills we grumble about really cares about its customers as people, and will be there for us in times of need.

Share ways you are helping in Japan and how others can join in rebuilding.