For Japan, With Love

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The devastation in Japan following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami stopped us all in our tracks; the images of so much destruction were heartbreaking. Lydia of Ever Ours and Lucia of Utterly Engaged weren't content to watch the news in stunned silence though, so they started an amazing relief effort and encouraged their fellow bloggers to spread the love.

All the donations to For Japan, With Love will go to ShelterBox,
which provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters. ShelterBox is already helping the Japanese recover from this staggering tragedy, giving out their large, green ShelterBoxes. Each is tailored to a particular 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.

In addition to donations, they have started a Bloggers' Day of Silence in honor of the tragedy. My blog and many others will be silent on Friday, March 18th, and I hope you'll join us in this show of support.


If you're interested in participating, contact Lydia {lydia@ever-ours.com} or Lucia {info@utterlyengaged.com} for more information.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the info about this amazingly altruistic project.

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  2. everytime i see the news about this it just gives me the creeps... amazing what mother nature can do!

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  3. I'll be posting this on Thursday via my blog too. Just so so sad. Hopefully we can all do our part right? xo

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  4. I'll be posting this on Thursday via my blog too. Just so so sad. Hopefully we can all do our part right? xo

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  5. yup, i will definitely be partaking in this great relief effort and day of silence. my heart goes out to all those in japan.

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  6. Thank you for sharing, Lena!
    Will head over there straight away to get some more info. xo

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  7. Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to do this, too.

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  8. Thank you for sharing. The images of this devasting tragedy break my heart :(

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  9. thanks so much for helping out!!

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