It’s taken me a few days to really aggregate all my thoughts on the horror happening in Japan.
The night it happened, I couldn’t sleep.
I couldn’t even close my eyes.
My heart was so deeply broken for the people of Japan.
I was confused.
Why would this happen?
They’ve only recently recovered from Hiroshima and now this?
I was curious.
How would America react?
Would this global tragedy bring the community together?
Would humanity triumph over political, religious, nationalist notions?
My first response was to pray. I couldn’t shut my eyes, but I prayed.
I prayed that wives and husbands and children would remain united and safe.
I prayed that casualties would be minor.
I prayed that the global community would respond quickly and compassionately.
I wanted share with you some ways to help.
Text to help The American Red Cross in Japan.
The Tomato Tart is doing an online bake sale. A silent auction hosted by many food bloggers (including US!) will take place on 3/30. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Japan. I’m very excited to be a part of this event and hope that you will share the news with your friends.
Susan Fujiki is making paper cranes to raise money. It’s a really great fundraiser that I’ve contributed to. The paper crane has a deep cultural meaning in the Japanese culture. It’s a relevant and beautiful effort.
What other donation efforts are out there? Post them in the comments so we can share them with our friends.
We love you. Please get better soon.