Friday, March 18, 2011

For Japan With Love

forjapanwithlove_blog1 I’m just finding out about this blogger recognition of the devastation in Japan right now so I’m a bit late in getting the word out. My blog post that I had prepared for tomorrow is going on the back burner. You’ll see it on Saturday.

For now, I want to tell you about the Blogger Day of Silence. You can see and learn more from Ever Ours. Here’s what Utterly Engaged says is involved:

There are two parts to it.

Fundraising:

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. You all can check out what Lydia of Ever-Ours did for her’s here or how we did ours here and do it your way if you’d like. We’ll be posting a reminder post on Thursday evening on my blog too.
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.

I have seen bits and pieces of the news, but it’s so overwhelming I have a hard time seeing it. Hearing the miracles of someone being found 5 days after the earthquake is a testament to ability to survive extreme conditions. Seeing the baby pulled from the rubble must’ve given those rescuers so much joy and hope.

If you are able to donate, please click the links above. If not, continue praying for the survivors, especially in the wake of the nuclear reactor. We live only 15 miles as the crow flies from a nuclear reactor and it really kind of freaks me out seeing all of this happen. It hits close to home in a different way for me.

Blessings on your Friday, and I will see you again on Saturday!

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