Though yesterday was the official day of silence for Japan, I've been silent for well over a week. We've all seen the images and videos of the devastation in Japan caused by the earthquake and tsunamis.
I've been literally haunted by the suffering being endured by the Japanese people. I've felt for the last week like I've wanted to get on a plane and head over to Japan. I've just wanted to do something, anything at all. We've given to the Red Cross and then in the blogosphere I discovered that Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours are sponsoring a fundraiser to provide ShelterBoxes for the victims of the Japan Earthquake.
ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at a time when they need it most. Each large green shelterbox contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, and many other vital supplies. Each box costs $1000 US dollars.
Every little bit helps another's suffering. Please join Utterly engaged, Ever Ours and many blogging friends to help Japan.
The Japanese have a saying/greeting "Gambattemas" which means we're all in this together.
Thanks so much for your help.