Can’t Stop Thinking About Japan

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Japan Tsunami in Miyagi (photo: Yomiuri Shimbun/AP)

It’s hard to fathom the devastation people of Japan have endured this past weekend with the Japan earthquake and tsunami damage. The loss of life, homes and entire villages breaks my heart. I’ve watched numerous videos of the tsunami raging over land in mere seconds and carrying away everything in its path. It’s mind-boggling how quickly it all happens. A friend of mine tweeted this video, which is an incredible first-person account of the moment the tsunami hit in the town of Kesennuma in the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan. It starts as a small wash of water and turns into the most incredible raging river that seems unending and unyielding.

Video: Scary First-Person Video of Japan Tsunami

After seeing this, if you’re like me, you’ll just want to do something for the people of Miyagi and all of Japan. I can’t even imagine what it will take to rebuild a city like this or how long, but I know they can’t do it alone. To help, consider a donation to one of these organizations, which are already in place and helping people in need.

Text, Donate and Share This Today

If you know of other organizations that you’d like to share with readers, please leave them in the comments sections of this post. It’s easy to put off giving a donation until tomorrow, but don’t. Do it today and know that you’ve done something to help. Please tweet, Facebook or share this post and inspire your friends to act too. Feel free to toot your own giving horn too and put it in the comments.

Tomorrow we can get back to talking fashion, but today I feel compelled to put this message out. Thanks for all your generosity of spirit and dollars. You guys are the best!

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4 responses to “Can’t Stop Thinking About Japan

  1. I put my money where my mouth is and made donations to the Red Cross and Save The Children. It feels great!

  2. Like you, I feel it important to share our thoughts and prayers with those who have suffered such a tragedy. I am grateful for those who move beyond their daily grind to acknowledge others who share our planet. Like you, I chose to donate to the Red Cross, and will continue to keep my heart open for the families dealing with this crisis. -Bella Q
    Ps: saw your comment on the +40 blog post. It is now a page, and I’ll update it first of the month.
    the Citizen Rosebud

    • Bella Q,
      You’ve written such a thoughtful note about your own feeling on the Japan crisis. I can hardly go any time at all without thinking of them, their heartbreak, suffering, and the great task of rebuilding communities. It’s impossible for me personally to pick up the fashion conversation blithely without addressing this and (hopefully) moving others to act or donate. I really appreciate you saying this so eloquently and for posting it here.
      xLaura
      p.s. thrilled to be a part of your +40 bloggers list. Who knew there were so many of us?!

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