3.16.2011

For Japan With Love

We have all seen the destruction as a result of the Tsunami in Japan in recent days. A few blogger friends (Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours) have initiated a campaign to help those in need and provide shelter for families who have lost everything. Please click on the link below and donate, we are so close to our goal and every bit helps.

Providing Shelter:

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.

Bloggers Day of Silence

In order to raise awareness and acknowledge the crisis in Japan I, along with other bloggers will not post anything on Friday, March 18th. I will post a reminder on Thursday, March 17th.  We will also Tweet the heck out of http://www.forjapanwithlove.com. Please join us, if you would like more information check out Utterly Engaged or Ever Ours (links above).



Thank you!!!

6 comments:

Katie Gates said...

Hello E.W., I stopped by to thank you for stopping by my blog on my SITS day. These efforts on behalf of Japan are so important. Thanks for what you are doing in the blogosphere.

Eva said...

I appreciate your (and everybody else's) effort, but I don't understand how not posting anything on March 18th will raise awareness and acknowledge the crisis in Japan. It seems to me that doing exactly the opposite - hundreds of bloggers blogging about it on the same day - would do the trick a lot better.

Encore Wifey said...

Eva,

The internet is such a wonderful and powerful tool.

"The aim is raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan."

A day of no posting is the equivalent of a moment of silence in the blog world...

Mlle Paradis said...

I obviously agree with Eva and so the following:

I think everyone’s heart is in the right place with this. I’d like to ask bloggers who are not posting however, (and blog readers!) to use their time contacting Representatives and the Japanese government in order to urge the Japanese government to permit food and supplies airdrops to Northeast Japan where people are now starving, a week after the earthquake. See a video interview with a Japan scholar on my site: http://mlleparadis.blogspot.com that explains why.

Thanks if you can help!

Jill said...

Hi from SITS...

Thank you so much for posting this. It absolutely breaks my heart to read the news and see the horrors that are continuing to unfold.

I'm an animal communicator who blogs about the messages and lessons from my own animals. If you're interested in what they had to say about this, I have a recent post called "Roll with the Tides."

On a happier note, your profile image is laugh-out-loud awesome. I'm going to look around your blog some more. :)

farouk said...

God be with the people of japan
thank you for the post

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