March 16, 2011

For Japan -- With Love

I was reading in my local newspaper a story about a girl from Velva, ND who had been missing since Monday. She was a NDSU graduate who was overseas in KamimachiJapan teaching English. Her family hadn't heard from her since about 45 minutes after the earthquake. She was finally able to reach her family on Tuesday morning. She is alive and well. The town she is living in is about 30 miles north of Sendia and they were lucky enough not to be hit by the tsunami. But the town is with electricity and water, but she says food and gas are becoming hard to find. She is hoping to start her return to the States Friday if her and the other American teachers can find away out of northern Japan and down to Tokyo. For the whole story, click here.

Ever Ours & Utterly Engaged are hosting a day of silence for Japan. If you have a blog, to help raise awareness of the situation overseas, don't post on Friday, March 18th. 

1. On Friday, March 18th, don't post at all on your blog.
2. Please re-post on your blog about what is happening on Friday, March 18th and what you will be doing.
3. Repost this link on Facebook, Twitter, wherever to help get the world out. 

They have also have a fundraising page for ShelterBox. If you would like to donate, go to For Japan With Love.  

"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."

This banner via here.

For more information about donating or the Blogger's Day of Silence, please click here.


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