Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan--You Can Help!

Japan is a place of great beauty. There's so much in that country to amaze. Which makes the recent devastation there all the more tragic. It's been all over the news. The destruction and death after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan. The most severe quake in the country’s history--and the ensuing tsunamis--resulted in thousands of deaths, with more missing and hundreds of thousands without homes. If you're like I am, you sit there, watching all the reports, and wonder, "What can I do? I'm just one person." Well, here's one thing you can do.

According to their website, World Vision is sending emergency relief staff to assess and respond to the immediate needs of survivors. They will distribute relief supplies to meet the daily needs of quake and tsunami survivors. And to help respond to the emotional needs of children, who are the most impacted after such a traumatic event.

As Kenjiro Ban, World Vision’s Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Manager has said, "[Japan] is now facing the most tragic disaster in our country’s history.”

Let's all do what we can to help. And let's especially keep this country, and all the people affected by this newest disaster, in our prayers.

Peace, all.


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