When I posted the Chipin link last weekend, the donation total was only around $11,000. I'm glad to see how many people have donated to the rescuers.
For anyone who's wondering, I have made donations to the animal rescue, and two "people" nonprofits, including Americares.
Charity Navigator is a good place to check out the nonprofits currently working in Japan.
(Uh-oh...the HSUS' international arm has a 1-star rating at Charity Navigator. The report describes the division as being in "deep financial trouble". The HSUS is wallowing in money, so what's going on here?)