Thursday, March 17, 2011

{FOR JAPAN WITH LOVE}

I might not be the only one these past few days willing to help Japan and Japanese people and not knowing what to do... or where to donate...


Ann from Little Red Bus proposed to support the action of Lydia from Ever Ours and the ladies from Utterly Engaged. They are holding a day of silence for Japan tomorrow March 18 ( = no blog post ) and support the organisation ShelterBox  which was amongst the first to be on site after the quake and tsunami hit north-east Japan last Friday. 




As Lydia explains it so well on her blog:


{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 I did for mine here or Utterly Engaged's here and do it your way if you'd like.  


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.  


Please do participate tomorrow and donate to ShelterBox via For JapanwithLove
I certainly will.


5 comments :

  1. I'm so glad you're part of this movement, Marie. As you'd said, I was initially lost as to how-to-help. Been praying for them, but yes I am faced with the reality that we should be doing more than praying - simply because we've been blessed with the ability to. =)

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  2. Oh, Japan is so close to my heart! I have lived in Tokyo and I missed it so much for a long time... feeling a strong connection to its people and culture. This one is a good way to help, and I will donate to the Red Cross too.

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  3. Je vais allumer une bougie ce vendredi à la mémoire des disparus et pour illuminer le futur des rescapés.
    Anna

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  4. Merci Marie, je vais faire partie du mouvement et donner, bien sur! Je vais prier et agir comme je peux, donner et encourager les gens à donner.

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  5. Merci les filles! c'est important de participer... il y a des malheurs dans le monde entier, mais le Japon ca me touche particulierement...
    bises,

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