Asahi, also known as manwomanfilm on YouTube, is one of my favorite YouTube makeup artists and posted up a video not just to personally ask for help, but to try and make sure everyone donates to an authentic organization. She knows that people may create fraudulent charities to try and get others' money during times like these and has put up information on the information bar of this video (just click to go straight to the video page) to make sure nobody is conned. She's covered a lot of charities from a lot of different places.
Even in distress, she's also thinking about people who want to help and hoping they don't get gypped if they do try to donate. I really, seriously adore her. I hope her friend contacts her soon.