The recent events in Japan have touched us all. From family and friends being there to our fellow human beings having their entire livelihoods and in too many cases, lives washed from land to how these days since have seen nuclear issues unfold that are creating chaos and fear, any human being would be missing a heart if not touched.
Like you I’ve watched with fear and horror the videos of water rushing from the ocean and taking over. I too saw the homes, buildings and cars simply disappear. I too rejoice when someone is found alive or like today, a dog is found floating on a virtual island of debris and saved. I too have fear for what lies ahead in these next days, months and years for the people of Japan and the earth that is being compramised.
What can I do? What can we do?
The easiest way is to of course donate money.
I recently shared tips from Charity Navigator on how you can protect yourself when donating. Japan earthquake and tsunami devastation brings out urge to help; Tips for Donating during times of crises from Charity Navigator will show you how to donate and not loose your shirt.
But I feel like I can do more.
Then I heard about fellow travel blogger Todd of Todd’s Wanderings. Todd has put together a way for people to find charities that he feels are worthy of your charitable dollars.
Todd has put together the list, plus a few other suggestions for helping those touched by this tragedy.
I’m asking you to click on the Blog 4 Japan button to get to the article and see the ideas and places Todd has listed. And then pass on this information to others and let them know how they can help.
This is a smaller world every day. Bloggers like myself, Todd and our other blogger-friends are bringing you more information about the places you want to go and have never been. The Internet is bringing us friends from every corner of the globe as we communicate in 140 characters with England, Israel, India and Japan. Instant access to events puts us right in the moment to watch as others live through it.
You too can help in another part of the world and remember, the corners of our world draw closer every day.