March 11, 2011 --- Japan experienced the 5th strongest earthquake the earth had in history; with 8.9 magnitude followed by a frightening tsunami as hight as 10 meters that killed many, plus more and more are still missing.
How can we be of help?
|SOURCE OF JAPAN'S PHOTOS: ABC NEWS|
First, PRAY for Japan’s recovery and its people to have strength and will to continue to live.
Faith can definitely move mountains and God is (still) good all the time. It’s still a blessing that the earthquake and tsunami happened in daylight, what if it happened at night? More people would be killed and not all in media and government could follow any comings and goings. And people on earth especially in other parts of Asia would just know about the news at the sunrise then other countries would probably be not ready to prepare their people in coastlines to evacuate temporarily for possible tsunami waves that would hit after few hours.
I have my sympathy to Japanese people. Especially the family members who were not together during the tragedy and the old people without company who could not even stand and get out of their houses after hearing the evacuation warning. For sure, they were now amongst the rising death toll in northern Japan.
Second, I just checked CNN’s website and found that Google also is assisting in helping victims touch base with friends and loved ones. Its People Finder, which was tracking more than 7,000 records as of noon Friday, allows users to look for victims or post information about people. It works in five languages.
Third, World Vision is has announced global mobilization in response to tsunami warnings. Two ways to donate to Japan quake and tsunami relief — Text ’4JAPAN’ to ’20222′ to give a $10 donation. Or donate online.
Fourth, with Convoy of Hope (a non-profit and faith based organization) for disaster relief efforts, you can donate either online or via text message by texting TSUNAMI to 50555.
Fifth, if you’re living in US: The American Red Cross accepts donations via text message. Text "redcross" to 90999, and you can make a $10 donation to the organization. It will show up on your next mobile phone bill.
But if you're here in the Philippines, Groupon offers a deal in donating P100 only to the victims and Groupon PH will match your donation. All donations will be given to Red Cross International Relief Fund for Japan.
Lastly, to help our fellow countrymen in the Philippines and other parts of the world, PLEASE DO NOT SEND WRONG INFORMATIONS ABOUT ANY CALAMITIES WHICH DID NOT HAPPEN OR YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN. PEOPLE ARE SCARED NOW SO DO NOT ADD MORE TERROR.
During the Ondoy tragedy last 2009, we received a lot of text messages regarding the releasing of water from other dams in Luzon, adding fright to affected people who did not know how to start cleaning up and continue living.
For more ways on how to help, visit the following links... thank you!
God is merciful.
God's love will never fail.
God is near to the broken hearted.
With God all things are possible!