As the powerful images of tragedy, loss and grief spread across the world, there are many humanitarian organizations preparing to help victims in Japan. While you may not be ready to hop a plane to the epicenter, you too can help.

As the powerful images of tragedy, loss and grief spread across the world, there are many humanitarian organizations preparing to help victims in Japan.

While you may not be ready to hop a plane to the epicenter, you too can help.

Here's how:

AMERICAN RED CROSS: They have Emergency Operation Centers that help in disasters of this scale. Donate here.

GLOBALGIVING: GlobalGiving connects you to the causes and countries you care about. You select projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and get regular progress updates - so you can see how your gift is making a difference. Donate here.

SAVE THE CHILDREN: You can help Save the Children respond to emergencies around the world that put at risk the survival, protection and well-being of significant numbers of children. Donate here.

SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need. Donate here.

AMERICARES: AmeriCares emergency team has been on full alert mobilizing resources and has dispatched a disaster relief expert to the region to assess medical needs.  AmeriCares is prepared to send medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid as necessary. Donate here.

CONVOY OF HOPE: Convoy of Hope's goal is to provide help and hope to people in need through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Donate here.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: “We are putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities,” said Nancy Aossey, President & CEO. Donate here.

SHELTER BOX: The humanitarian response to the disaster began immediately and a three-person ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) is already en route to Japan. Donate here.