Sunday, March 13, 2011

On the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

My heart goes out to everyone in Japan, and the friends and family members of those hit by the earthquake/tsunami disaster. Amanda Faris, an editor at Lyrical Press who teaches near Sendai, is still NOW unaccounted for!! (Her family was interviewed by their local NBC station), but thousands of others are also still missing as the affected areas struggle to keep up with the needs of evacuees.

If you're looking for an easy way to help, the Red Cross has again set up a Text 2 Help number like they did for the Haiti earthquake. Text REDCROSS to 90999 and $10 will be donated to Japan earthquake/tsunami disaster relief funds (charged on your next bill). Simple as that. Here are the details: Red Cross Text 2 Help Japan.

And for yet ANOTHER way to help, go to Maureen Johnson's blog, where she's already raised over $6000 for Shelterbox, which is providing necessities to shelters in Japan. The giveaway is over but you can still read about how to donate.

If you've come across any other ways to help, spread the word! xo

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