Japan Tsunami Relief: Comment for me to Donate

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:

Pray:

  • 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

Give:

  • 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.)

 

Comments

  1. Donna Bieber says:

    praying and bless you all

  2. Eileen says:

    My heart goes out to everyone in Japan right now

  3. Laura says:

    Thank you for this post and encouraging everyone to donate!

  4. Praying for the Japanese people. Thank you for your generosity!

  5. Gina H. says:

    Samaritan’s Purse does a great job, thank you for giving! Praying for Japan!

  6. S. Wade says:

    Thank you for donating. May the people of Japan hear the good news of Christ.

  7. Sarah says:

    Our family donated through Salvation Army and we are praying for all those affected.

  8. Shelia says:

    Thank you and every little bit helps. Prayers for the people of Japan during this time.

  9. Jill says:

    God bless the Japanese people with Your healing and Your care at this time.

  10. Bridget Morelli says:

    In addition to my prayers, I plan on making a contribution to the American Red Cross.

  11. HEATHER D. says:

    MY HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGEDY. YOUR GENEROSITY IS AN INSPIRATION…THANK YOU FOR THE POST AND INFORMATION!

  12. Thabal says:

    The devastation happening in Japan cannot be wrapped around my head. They are in my prayers. Thank you for what you are doing. That is so generous of you!

  13. God bless them!

  14. Lauren says:

    Lots of prayers.

  15. Thank you!

  16. Jaimie says:

    Thank you for giving us all the chance to help in some way. Our prayers are with those affected.

  17. Wendy C says:

    Thank you.

  18. Melissa Gorski says:

    My prayers are with the grieving families.

  19. Barb says:

    Thank you for your generosity! My thoughts and prayers go out to them!

  20. Andrea says:

    GOD bless Japan.

  21. Jessica says:

    What a wonderful idea! Thank you for encouraging everyone to send prayers and donate!

  22. I think it is awesome that you are all donating so much! Amazing!

  23. Patty says:

    Thanks for giving to Samaritan’s Purse, one of our favorite charities as well. I am glad they can be there when we can’t.

  24. Hana in Boston says:

    Thanks so much to you guys for these wonderful posting articles of simple but effective ways we can donate and help Japan (links, small amounts just from comment/clicking).

    I appreciate it!

  25. Maggie @ Snag A Bargain says:

    My mom was in Japan on business when the earthquake hit. She was getting into an elevator when it hit. She said the earthquake was horrible and the aftershocks were pretty bad too. She was terrified. I am lucky to finally have her home safe and sound. My heart goes out to all of the families that are affected by this tragedy and I applaud you for giving such a charitable donation to help people in their greatest time of need!

  26. Bridget says:

    Thank you.

    Sending my love and prayers to the Japanese people.

  27. ksyork says:

    Thanks for getting the community behind the relief efforts. Samaritan’s Purse is one of my favorite relief organizations–body and spirit.

  28. Cathy H says:

    Thanks for all you do. Keep up the good work!

  29. Ani W says:

    Japan holds an extra special place in my heart: I lived there for several years. My heart is hurting for the people of Japan. Thank you for being so generous and donating to help them recover.

  30. Stacey says:

    The people of Japan are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your support of them.

  31. Luke says:

    Thank you for opening up your wallets to this crisis bloggers. Every little bit counts. Japanese foreign exchange students are coming to my school tomorrow (this was planned before the Tsunami happened), and I wouldn’t be able to look them in the eye if i didn’t do something to try and help what is happening over there.

  32. Emily says:

    Thank you for doing this. My heart goes out to the victims of the earthquake.

  33. story says:

    Thank you for doing this!

  34. Chantel says:

    Despite the many hateful statements I’ve come across since this happened, my faith in people is continuously renewed by the generous, kind people who are trying to do as much as they can to help those impacted. Thank you for doing this!

  35. Bessie says:

    I am praying for the people of Japan.

  36. Sandra Maeder says:

    What a great way to give! I hope you max out for your $250 and the Japanese people get the aid they need.

  37. Thank you!

  38. Pudding says:

    GOD will gave them strenght and hope. Blessing for Japan.

  39. This is wonderful, thank you!

  40. Thank You for doing this. Praying for Japan.

  41. This is such a great idea! Thanks for making a difference.

  42. Jack3d says:

    Practically all I will claim is that all of this is a really tragic incident that can come with worldwide effects.

  43. Ari Thompson says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese in their time of need. I admire their enduring spirit and cannot imagine what it would be like if this were to happen to us.

  44. Another way to give!

    Audiobooks For Your Kids has made a commitment to donate to the American Red Cross for disaster relief to Japan in the wake of the terrible earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ongoing. ALL sales from March 22, 2011 to March 29, 2001 will be donated to the American Red Cross. During this time, we will raise the price from 99 cents to $2.99.

    http://itunes.apple.com/app/audiobooks-for-your-kids/id409956812?mt=8

    If you would like to donate directly to the American Red Cross, you can make a donation online or you can simply text REDCROSS to 90999 and instantly donate $10 to the Japanese relief efforts.

  45. Elizabeth says:

    Japan is on my thoughts and prays day and night. I know that they will recover because the Japanese are such strong people.

  46. MyATM Holdings says:

    First of all, thank you so much this. We can now donate for free just for writing a comment. I love Japan and the people there are close to my heart because I have Japanese friends and they are really nice and helpful people.

  47. hitesh aggarwal says:

    Pray for those who are displaced from their homes in Japan

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