In Federal Way, World Vision's U.S. headquarters is waiting to hear from the relief organization's Japan office about what kind of disaster assistance is needed, said Amy Parodi, media relations director.
“We’re basically on high alert,” Parodi said Friday. “We’ll still waiting to see how we could be most helpful.”
World Vision has about 75 employees in Japan. It has regional staff in Asia and a global rapid response team ready to offer assistance, Parodi said.
Help could include providing basic survival assistance, including emergency supplies such as soap, toothpaste and blankets.
For more information, go to www.worldvision.org.