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Friday, March 18, 2011

For Japan with Love

The reports from Japan have been devastating, and my heart goes out to all the people and families affected. I'm honored to be part of the Bloggers Day of Silence today, organized by Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged.

Please consider donating here.

P.S. Other ways to get involved:
* A Help Japan print.
* A Help Japan poster.
* An SOS Japan necklace.

43 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm so happy you are doing this post. My cousin and her husband live in Tokyo and she is pregnant. They just left for Guam. Of course the government in Japan is saying "everything is back to NORMAL". THat's why I keep my posts going about continued help. Your post is wonderful - thanks again, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Thank you for posting this....

That's all that really matters right now: PRAY and HELP Japan.

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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La Petite Gallery said...

I see this in TV and there is not much I can do. I already donated a few bucks. I am concerned about our reactors in California, with quakes and all. nice and thoughtful post.
yvonne

Diana Mieczan said...

My friend lives in Tokyo and it is so scary what happened. My heart goes out to people of Japan. Kisses, Joanna

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Great initiative, I will do the same!

Pistachio said...

I have friends in Tokyo with kids and it is scary. I have donated to the Red Cross and today to this:

ARK- Animal Refuge Kansai
http://www.arkbark.net/?q=en/node/2901

I remember the aftermath of Katrina here in the states and how all of the people came back to New Orleans to find their pets. I am sure that there are little kids wondering where their pets are. All of this just breaks my heart....

Thank you for your post Joanna.

Nao. said...

Thank you so much for your posting. In Tokyo, the things are getting back to normal bit by bit, but Tohoku area (upper side of Japan main land) is still in terrible situation because of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant problem. They do need any kind of help...

Wren said...

Thanks for posting this. Even though it's Friday, I posted this...I think it's important and promise no more posts for the rest of the day!

Giulia said...

I'm sure they mean well but absolutely I donate & urge readers to donate to the IRC & to World Food Programme. They are set up as first responders & that's what is needed right now.

I'm not happy about this...and I'm putting my name in but I do not want people coming to harass me. Thanks for the good thoughts for Japan, though.

nicole addison said...

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Glad to see you are participating in this, Joanna. I am too. I have a friend in Tokyo...

Mrs. C said...

Awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

www.mrscapretta.com

christine said...

another way to help is through etsy.....there's a lot of us creative folk who are donating proceeds of our art to help Japan.

mkendall said...

Thanks for posting this. I just added it to my blog and donated as well. Every little bit helps.

Eliza Ligaya said...

Another way to help:
Go to http://www.cafepress.com/SweetShopShirts and buy one of the Japan relief effort tshirts. 100% of the proceeds go to help save Japan!
Do all you can!

Veralynn said...

Two of my friends were stopped in Tokyo-on their way to China for a business trip- when the earthquake hit. Although the only part they experienced was the earthquake (no small thing by any means) and its damage, they are thankful to be alive.

The extent of this even reached California, where our local government evacuated our beaches and homes in the area for a full day after the earthquake.

We're all connected in this world, and we need to keep providing support and sending love to Japan in their time of need.

Veralynn

Joie de Veralynn

Tess Losada said...

Thought you might be interested to know that Forever 21 is donating 100% of their profits today to the Japan relief effort!

mosey said...

I love that! So many people trying to make a difference.

Selling one of my prints to support Japan relief efforts here. (hope you don't mind...)

M N said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this! we really need international help right now.

A.G. said...

yes, veralynn, you are right the whole world is connected - if only more people sent love and support for Israel.
And I sent money to Japan :)

Alexa said...

I hope you have a weekend post today, Joanna!

Joanna Goddard said...

alexa, sorry, it's a day of silence for japan, so i don't have a weekend post, but i'll be back with one next week for sure! :)

naomi said...

beautiful post.

Michelle Lee said...

Japan definitely needs some supports and love from all of us :) great post

maggie b said...

Here is another way to help...Hide and Seek clothing have made a special t-shirt with all proceeds going to relief in Japan

http://hideandseek.bigcartel.com/product/relief-tee

17 Perth said...

This day of silence is such a wonderful idea. I have been so pleased with all of the people who have gotten involved. My prayers go out to all of the people affected.

musiqueblox said...

Thanks for posting and demonstrating what a difference you can make by being a kind and responsible person through your blog. So happy to see this post! I can't believe the images I have seen on the news and online. Devastating! My heart goes out to all those affected in any way by this disaster. xo

Bex said...

Great idea, I wish I had heard about it sooner! Thanks for (not) posting.

http://betweenmargins.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Hello! Your words are very wise, and I like your posts so much. Congratulations :)

Kisses and hugs from Brazil

http://dailycatwalk.blogspot.com

Martaaa said...

The idea is really really good...

Marta @ An Interesting Distraction

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Amen! Japan certainly needs our prayers and support at this time.

Gumi said...

Hi Joanna, it's so great you've joined the silent day - I am from Japan and it's absolutely heartbreaking. I live in London at the moment and I feel so powerless being far away from my home country. But all we can do now is to donate and give them the support the rest of the world can give! x

iswas+willbe said...

its so great to see how strong internet communities can be in a time of need; we have designed a limited series pendant on our etsy shop, with 100% of proceeds going to the relief funds for japan; we have had an overwhelming amount of support from etsy shoppers, its truly AWESOME! thanks for posting this.
xoxo
telle
http://iswasandwillbe.blogspot.com

Tamara Nicole said...

I loved seeing so much love for Japan all across the blogs:-)

ever ours said...

hi joanna!

thanks again for helping spread the word, donating and participating too! truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

xoxo,

lydia

Polka said...

It's really hard to believe that such a horrible things happen!
Japan has always inspired me and this will never change.
Thanks fot your post!

Cheers,

Polka

Zenkichi said...

thanks for this post.
we visit your blog almost on a daily basis from tokyo.
i just got back from a getaway out west - even with all the craziness tokyo is our home.
the city seemed very quiet today, especially with the rain. we're staying strong with hope that our country will overcome this. and every thought/messages/posts from friends around the world keeps us strong.
my prayers are with everyone who've lost their homes, families and friends up north.

love and appreciation from tokyo.

aubreebschmitt said...

Thanks for posting Jo!

Liz said...

SO proud to be part of the blogging community! Can't believe together we helped raise almost $55,000. Truly unbelievable. Thanks for participating!

Pandy said...

I love your blog:)
I'm Japanese who lives in Australia. It's been horrible and I am feeling so sad, upsetting, sorry for people in Japan have to get through rough time..
It's great to see people from all over the world offering help kindly..

nada said...

thought you might like to know about this, my friend is helping Japan with an excerpt from John Lennon's IMAGINE :) http://lama-khayyat.blogspot.com/2011/04/help-japan.html

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