We’ve all seen the images
and videos rolling in of the devastation from the Japan earthquake
and tsunamis. While aftershocks and tsunami scares are still happening
days later, the nation is in for a long long road of recovery.
So far, the death toll is estimated to be over 10,000. In just
one town, 9,500 are missing. And 660,000 are living in shelters.
Not only do the survivors have to suffer the loss of loved ones,
but as temperatures fall, electricity, water and food are now
scarce to none. Many have tried to go back to their homes and
to start picking up the pieces, only to find the tsunamis have
plowed their homes down and there is literally nothing for them
to come home to. Convenience stores have lines hours long and
a limit of 10 items to each person. The second crisis has only
begun and so many are left helpless.
We are not ones to sit and not do something about this. While
as much as we’d like to hop on a plane and fly on over there
to help with the search and rescue, the immediate need for help
for those in Japan is the dire need for shelter. So Lucia Dinh
Pador and Henny Vallee of Utterly
Engaged have teamed up with the Lydia Yeung of Ever
Ours and created a fundraising page For
Japan With Love " that’s specifically
geared to help with that. We have handpicked ShelterBox
as the organization to donate to.
ShelterBox provide emergency shelter
and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are
affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most.
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 join us. We know it won’t save the nation, but we
strongly believe every little helps. Whatever you can contribute,
we truly appreciate.