I’ve been relatively quiet about the situation in Japan. It is time to bring it up, however. When Hurricane Katrina struck, the rest of the country mobilized to come together and help the people and animals that were displaced by the tragic natural disaster. The landscape in some areas of the Gulf Coast remains empty and changed, homes ruined and clutter and debris scattered about, more than five years later.
Japan is a country with amazing culture, beautiful landscape and a rich history. They need our help. Stop here for a list of ways you can help. WorldVets is trying to help with donations, vet care, and relief support. You can like them on Facebook to get real updates on their progress. Click here to see the blog hop; check out how some bloggers like Sparkle the Cat (donating $1 for every comment today…) are trying to help. Consider donating or just spread awareness and messages of compassion and encourage others to pitch in and help. This all goes, of course, hand in hand with supporting the efforts of disaster relief and humanitarian groups such as the Red Cross. Japan has been an ally of ours, with an overwhelming response to Hurricane Katrina, and if we can help, we should. When a natural disaster of this magnitude strikes, our loyalty, compassion and kindness should NOT have borders. It’s not a nation that struggles now. Individuals do. There are so many things, even small things, that we can do to make a difference for someone in need.