Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan/Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami

From the Red Cross's site http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_nolnav_text2help, which you can visit to see complete information on how to make this donation:

On March 11, an earthquake struck Japan near the city of Sendai, which caused damage and generated a powerful tsunami which struck northern Japan and spread across the Pacific.

Your $10 gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message & Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP.

The images on the news of the earthquake and the tsunami it spawned are appalling. The devastation is worse than anything that anybody could imagine in even a worst-case-scenario disaster movie. Send thoughts and prayers, and if you can send help in some way, send help too.

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