Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the devastating events taking place in Japan following the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami. If you’re feeling the same way (and we’re sure you are) and want to do something to help those affected, Apple has made it easier to do so.
The company has posted a donation page on iTunes where you can use your iTunes account to make a secure donation to the American Red Cross and its Japanese relief fund. 100% of donations made this way go to the American Red Cross. Apple is not taking a piece as it does with other iTunes transactions.
Of course, this isn’t the only way you can help. If you don’t have an iTunes account or don’t want to go through Apple, there are many other ways to make a difference.
TUAW contributor Rick Martin, who is currently in Japan, has put together a good list of donation sites where you can go. The list is very comprehensive and you should have no trouble finding a way to help.