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Bloggers Unite for Japan Relief

by Nicole on March 14, 2011

Today is one of the reasons I love the blogging community I am a part of.  Alone we have voices but together we have a very large voice.  I am so proud to be a part of a blogging community that comes together when there is a need like there is today with Japan.

I am sure by now everyone has seen the pictures of the devastation in Japan.  It is incomprehensible to me and I am struck most by how many kids are now orphans.  To have your world changed completely in an instant.  My thoughts went immediately to how I could help.  This post is one of the ways I am helping.

How can you help? By donating.  Here are my top 3 places to donate:

1. The American Red Cross: You can make a donation on line. Or, you can simply text REDCROSS to 90999 and instantly donate $10 to the Japanese relief efforts.

2. The Salvation Army: You can also donate on-line here as well. You can also text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 and make an instant donation.

3.  Mercy Corps through Peace Winds of Japan: Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.  On Sunday, Peace Winds conducted assessments in two devastated cities in northeast Japan, Ishimaki and Kesennuma. On Monday they’ll helicopter 30 family-sized tents for homeless survivors in Kesennuma, plus materials to construct a 100-person balloon shelter. I love that this charity is on the ground keeping donators updated about their activities.

There are many other bloggers blogging today for Japan relief.  They include:

A Thrifty Mom

“Cents”able Momma

Frugal Coupon Living

Groupon Girl


Moms Need to Know

Passion for Savings

She Saved

Surviving the Stores

Special thanks to Tracie at Penny Pinchin Mom for organizing!

How else can you help? By leaving a comment on this post! I’ll donate $.50 per comment up to $250 for every comment left on this post.  I’m choosing to donate to Mercy Corps/Peace Winds as I think the relief work they are doing is meaningful and impactful.  If you blog, feel free to leave a link to your blog post in the linky about Japan relief, if not just leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 claudia b March 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

pray for Japan

2 jennifer March 14, 2011 at 9:32 am

Praying for everyone in Japan.

3 Candice March 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

God bless all of those affected by this natural disaster.

4 Sissy March 14, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thank you for the opportunity to help others in the face of one of the greatest disasters I can recall in my lifetime.

5 Laura March 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Thank you for this post and encouraging everyone to help!

6 Casherie Bright March 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Praying for Japan.

7 Melody March 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Thank you for this post.
God bless Japan.

8 Lauren March 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm

It takes a village. lots of prayers.

9 A Jenkins March 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Japan.

10 Tomoko March 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I am from Japan and thank you so much for doing this for my country.

11 Wendy C March 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Thank you.

12 Melissa March 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Praying for the healing of a country and for those affected to not lose hope.

13 Marcia De Fren March 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I have friends in Japan. I am very concerned.

14 Kandice March 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Thank you

15 Dee March 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Amazing! So awesome for you all to do this.

16 Maggie @ Snag A Bargain March 15, 2011 at 12:37 am

My mom was in Japan on business when the earthquake hit. She was getting into an elevator when it hit. She said the earthquake was horrible and the aftershocks were pretty bad too. She was terrified. I am lucky to finally have her home safe and sound. My heart goes out to all of the families that are affected by this tragedy and I applaud you for giving such a charitable donation to help people in their greatest time of need!

17 Chris March 15, 2011 at 7:57 am

I just want to say thank you this is a wonderful thing you are doing god bless and our prayers are with japan

18 Briana March 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

Praying for everyone in Japan as well, and all the families being affected by this tragedy. You are very kind to be doing this donation.

19 Misplaced Jersey GIrl March 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

What a great thing for you to be doing. I linked to your blog post from my blog. I was featuring you in one of my posts so I hope a few people stop by to say hi and help.

20 Emily March 16, 2011 at 12:16 am

Bless your heart for doing this. I pray for the tsunami victims in Japan.

21 Krystine March 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I lived in Japan for years and have many friends still there. Thank you for doing this!

22 Lisa @ Drugstore Divas March 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm

How fantastic of you to do. I have family in the affected area, so I appreciate all everyone is doing.


23 Mike March 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Thanks for helping those who need it so much!

24 Bessie March 17, 2011 at 11:32 am

I am praying for the people of Japan.

25 Joe March 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Thank you for doing this.

26 Jen March 18, 2011 at 8:31 am

Hope I’m not too late to help out. :)

27 Brian March 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Great idea! Thanks for helping to make a difference.

28 Elizabeth March 22, 2011 at 12:54 am

Audiobooks For Your Kids has made a commitment to donate to the American Red Cross for disaster relief to Japan in the wake of the terrible earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ongoing. ALL sales from March 22, 2011 to March 29, 2001 will be donated to the American Red Cross. During this time, we will raise the price from 99 cents to $2.99.

If you would like to donate directly to the American Red Cross, you can make a donation online or you can simply text REDCROSS to 90999 and instantly donate $10 to the Japanese relief efforts.

29 Elizabeth March 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I’m praying for them.

30 Robin Turner April 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Came across this while writing an article about free ways to help the world. I like the comment pledge idea.

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