Sunday, March 13, 2011

How to Help Japan

Dear AMW Readers:

I've been watching different news regarding the Tsunami and Earthquake of Japan that happened March 11, 2011.  These are the types of footage that you only see in movies and I can't believe it is happening in real life.  We are safe, we should thank God, but let us not forget our brothers and sisters suffering in Japan.  People who are generous in extending their helping hands when other countries are going through tough times!  

I've done some research online on how to help in our own tiny ways, be careful and do your research on which organizations to donate to as there are a lot of bad people taking advantage of such situations!
  1. American Red Cross - Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage.  Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help. Donate HERE
  2. Global Giving - Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Donate HERE.
  3. Save the Children - Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter.  Donate HERE.
  4. Salvation Army - The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need.  Donate HERE.
  5. Convoy of Hope - Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance.  Donate HERE.
I am sure there are a lot more organizations out there, feel free to comment here on other organizations for our readers to be aware on how internet is a powerful tool to extend a helping hand.

This is not a movie scene but happened in real life....

 **photo from Reuters

Donating money won't bring back lives, but its the best way to help those who survived by giving them HOPE that life is worth living because people from all walks of life, can come together...hand in hand.

God bless the World!
Let's not stop praying...


9 comments:

  1. Many people want to help out, but other than money or being an aid worker, there is another way to help by sending words of support and hope. You can send your message online to school children and emergency workers in Japan via Hope Letters at http://hopeletters.wordpress.com/. Hope Letters will translate them into Japanese and deliver them to local organizations for posting/broadcasting (when it is practical and effective to do so). Help give hope!

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  2. That IS from a movie scene - from the movie "Aftershock."

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  3. Hopeletters, thanks for sharing.

    Clara, thanks for letting me know,I changed the photo na :D

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  4. :( I hope they recover soon. I heard the US and the UK were already sending help.

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  5. hi sis, link ko to sa blog post ko ha...thanks thanks!

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  6. Yes Michelle, a lot of countries are helping out and I'm sure the country would need as much help as possible!

    Jhengsky, OF COURSE :D

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  7. I really hope they can receive a lot of help..My heart goes out to everyone in Japan...I have a lot of friends there too and it's really hard for them daw coz food are really expensive now...

    Can I share this link at my FB and blog?

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  8. Crystal , of course, go ahead and share, I am still doing my research and will add more ways for people to help even monetary! I know food is scarce and we cannot send food, so at this point, its money and a whole lot of prayers!

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  9. Thanks for the very insightful post on how to help Japan right now.
    Kaye
    http://kayelangit-luistro.blogspot.com/2011/03/ruminations-on-japan-after-tsunamis.html

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