Friday, March 11, 2011

How you can help

In response to the earthquake - here are some options.

In response to the quake, The Red Cross has already launched efforts in Japan. Visit Redcross.orgor text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone.
Save the Children has also responded. Eiichi Sadamatsu of the organization released a statement, saying:
"We are extremely concerned for the welfare of children and their families who have been affected by the disaster. We stand ready to meet the needs of children who are always the most vulnerable in a disaster."
The organization is currently organizing efforts and donations to their Children's Emergency Fundwill support their outreach.
The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund was launched at to garner funds for relief organizations helping victims and has already raised thousands, particularly from concerned Twitter users around the world.

* this all from the Huffington Post - if you are anything like me and hate giving cc info and worried about scams, the text option is your best bet as Red Cross is the most legit organization. Plus you can do it as much or as little as you want.

I hope we all realize in moments like this how vulnerable we are and that sometimes it happens to third world countries but thriving countries are not immune and a life lost is a life lost no matter where it happens. 
All I could think of this morning watching the news was how frightened for my son's life I would be in such a terrible situation and in the aftermath how are the children going to be taken care of. I guess being a mommy really changes how you think about things.
In the end we are all the same and at some point we will all need help.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I'll be doing the text option. Its just so horrible what has happened!