Friday, March 18, 2011

A Day of Silence I Can Get Behind

photo from The Boston Globe

More astounding images from one week following the earthquakes and tsunami can be seen here

There but for the grace of God or sheer random luck go you, I, our families, our friends.

Bloggers are participating in a figurative day of silence today, which marks one week since the unspeakable disaster in Japan. Currently almost half a million people are homeless as a result, 350,000 have no electricity, one million have no water. Fuel and medicine supplies are dwindling. More than 10,000 people are feared dead.

Ways you can help:

Donate to the Red Cross. 

Donate to Shelter Box.

Donate to Doctors Without Borders.

Please do not restrict your donations to only the efforts in Japan. These organizations respond to disasters all over the world and are in constant need of funding to help those who are hungry and diseased. The money is sorely needed, no matter where it ends up.

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