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For Japan with Love

Before the clock strikes midnight, I wanted to make a quick note.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the devastation in Japan and heard about all the lives affected and/or lost. The images truly saddened me and are just horrific when I read the news.

So, tomorrow, I’m going to be participate in the Bloggers Day of Silence in recognition of all those that have lost their lives and all who have been affected.

Bloggers Day of Silence is part of a campaign called “For Japan with Love” brought to the blogsphere by Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours, two wedding blogs. Basically, tomorrow – Friday, March 18th – all bloggers participating do not post at all on our blogs. So, you won’t see any updates here tomorrow in honor of this event.

All bloggers can participate in this event. You can go to their link for Bloggers Day of Silence for more details.

If you don’t have a blog, but would like to participate, this event is two-parts. There’s also a fundraiser piece. You can go to For Japan With Love for more info. There will be a direct link on the website to the fundraising page for ShelterBox. According to Ever Ours blog, ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. 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. Please check it out and whatever you can contribute is appreciated.
How else can you help? Volunteer your time at any organization helping the cause or if you’re up for it, start your own fundraiser. There are no limits for those that want to help everyone in Japan.
I hope you will all find a way to participate. If you have a story on what you’re doing, I’d love to hear about it so feel free to leave a comment.

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