Monday, March 14, 2011

Earthquake/Tsunami relief

Earthquakes are one of the most frightening things I can imagine. Here in the south we have our share of hurricanes, so I get that, but the earth moving? I cannot imagine the terror. As you know, on Friday Japan was hit with an 8.9 earthquake, causing a tremendous tsunami. I spent the majority of the weekend watching coverage of the situation, and needless to say, it's heart breaking. To see a loved one swept away by rushing water, to have your home gone in the blink of an eye, my mind doesn't even wrap around that, no matter how often I've seen it on tv.

A lot of people don't know, but the Japanese government (and individuals) gave a lot of money and resources to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina (click this link). So to my Louisiana friends (and everyone else), skip the Starbucks for a couple of days and donate. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief fund.

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