Disaster Relief For Japan, With Love
Right now, in Japan, so many families are suffering tremendous loss, confusion, and pain. Not only have they lost friends and loved ones, but basic needs like food and shelter are now scarce for many. Over 1200 bloggers, including myself, have agreed to stop posting for one day, and to use that day to raise funds via their blogs.
The immediate need for help for those in Japan is the dire need for shelter. It is because of this need that the wonderful blogs, Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours, who have started this effort, have handpicked ShelterBox as the organization to donate to.
ShelterBox provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. 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. A whole box costs $1,000 (US), and initially, this effort’s goal was to raise $5500. Because of the generosity of so many of you, we have, at the time I am writing this, raised over $35,000, and counting…
ShelterBox was declared a CNN Hero this morning!
If you have a blog, and would like to participate in this incredible effort, here is all of the info and artwork: http://www.utterlyengaged.com/category/contest/blog-love/
If you have a blog, and would like to participate in this incredible effort, here is all of the info and artwork: