This week has gone by in a slow flowing daze. The disaster in Japan has been at the forefront of my mind all day every day no matter what I'm doing. If I stop for just a second the images are right there, and I can't help thinking about what the Japanese people are going through and how badly they need our help. This could happen to any of us living on the coast.
Tomorrow I've decided to pitch in with many others in the blogosphere and not post as an act of solidarity and moment of silence paying tribute to Japan. Many thanks to Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged for putting this together. In addition to a day of silence, they have coordinated fundraising efforts. Would you consider giving to ShelterBox? One of the first organizations asked by Japan to assist, ShelterBox was on hand 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, purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic took kit, a children's activity pack and other vital items. I can't imagine how much I would appreciate one of these if I were in their shoes.
You can also contribute to the Red Cross here. Let's do all we can to let the people of Japan know they have our support.