Almost a week ago, the world watched in horror as Japan was hit with not only an earthquake, but a tsunami, and in the following days a rapidly escalating nuclear emergency. The shocking images and stories rolled in, and the world seemed to stop. Feeling mostly helpless, I donated to the Japanese Red Cross, which although felt right, didn’t seem like nearly enough. Until I remembered, I alone can do very little… but lots of people giving just a little can make all the difference!
- For Japan With Love has a direct link on the website to our fundraising page for ShelterBox. ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
- Please check it out and whatever you can contribute will be so appreciated.
Bloggers Day of Silence
Anyone that has a blog can help out with this one. The aim is just raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan.
The guidelines are simple:
1. This coming Friday, March 18th, no posts at all on your blog.
2. Please post a blog post about what you will be doing this Friday whenever possible in hopes to spread the word and whoever else would like to join in.
3. Tweet and Re-Tweet the shiznit out of the link to http://www.forjapanwithlove.com please.
4. Encourage your readers to contribute to donate shelter to Japan.
Whatever anyone can contribute will be appreciated. Every little helps.
My blog will be silent tomorrow, Friday, March 18th, 2011, in acknowledgement of the victims in Japan.
I encourage everyone to get out there and support Japan whatever way you can!