Update: I will be closing comments at the end of the day on 3/31 and making my donation on 4/1/11. I will now make a donation of $1 per comment, up to $250.
As I saw video and images and read stories of the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan, my heart went out to the people across the globe who were affected by this tragedy. Although it feels like there is little that I can do as just one person, I can actually do a lot:
- Those immediately affected by the tragedy – who are injured, their homes/possessions are damaged, those who are displaced from their homes
- Family members of those affected by the tragedy – peace as they suffer from their loss or they wait to hear from loved ones
- Rescue workers – strength as they have a long and hard job ahead of them
- The American Red Cross: Online donations available, or you can simply text REDCROSS to 90999 and instantly donate $10 to the Japanese relief efforts.
- The Salvation Army: Online donations available, or you can also text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 and make an $10 instant donation.
- World Vision: They plan to distribute relief supplies to meet the daily needs of quake and tsunami survivors and will also focus efforts on responding to the emotional needs of children, who are the most impacted after such a traumatic event.
- Samaritan’s Purse: They will be working with Japanese Christians to distribute food, water, blankets, hygiene supplies, and other aid to people who have lost virtually everything.
I am so thrilled that as a community of bloggers, we have joined together in the relief effort. We have all agreed to give something to the relief effort. All you need to do is comment on each post to increase our donations! You can visit their sites by clicking each link below:
- Groupon Girl
- MoJo Savings
Even if you aren’t able to give monetarily yourself…here’s an easy way to help the relief effort.
For each link/comment left below, I will contribute
$0.50 $1 to Samaritan’s Purse — up to $250. There’s no donation necessary on your part :-).
If you have a blog and are doing the same thing – please leave a link to your POST below so that others can join in the efforts to help. If you don’t have a blog, just leave your name in the comments and share your thoughts for the people affected by this tragedy.
(Note – any links that are NOT directly related to your post on Japan relief efforts will be immediately deleted.)