Every day we are inundated with new tragic news of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. With thousands of people missing still and countless without shelter, food and water it feels as if we have to do something. The scale of the tragedy is overwhelming though.
I was compelled when I found out about For Japan with Love, a site put together by Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged. The fund will donate to the organization Shelter Box which will provide basic living necessities such as a tent, water purification tools, blankets, a stove and other items that can help a family get by when everything has been demolished.
I will be participating in the bloggers day of silence out of respect for all those who have been so deeply affected by this disaster. I keep having the feeling that it just does not seem right to blog or tweet about every day things when Japan is in such crisis. I urge other bloggers to participate.
Obviously there are many ways to donate and help and hope this will serve as a small reminder that even a little from a lot of people will go a long way for the people who have lost everything.