Many of us have been watching the aftermath of the destruction caused by one of the biggest earthquakes to date and a large tsunami that struck Japan shortly after. The scenes, the events, the destruction has been awful. Sitting at home in the fifty states, we are of course at a loss of how we can help. I think the two biggest ways are through PRAYER and GIFTS.
PRAY. Pray for the people, pray for the families, pray for the destruction, pray for the lost survivors, pray for those that did not make it…pray.
DONATE. Even donations of $1 to $5 can help. If we all (as readers of Frugal Coupon Living) gave, we could donate upwards of hundred thousand! Consider your donation a small amount toward the FREE service you get on FCL.
Please be wise about what organiazations you donate to. This is a perfect time for scammers. I have listed some trusted sites below.
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.
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.
Heart to Heart International: Only 2% of all donations are kept to cover overhead. That means 98% of what you send to them will actually make it to the quake ravaged areas.
There are other bloggers who are joining in this relief effort. They all agree that we can do something and should if we can.
Blogs Joining in the Effort:
For every donation (let me know in the comments) I will donate $1 (up to $500) to Samaratian’s Purse. I will even donate a $1 for prayers, so if you are unable to contribute monetarily let me know you are praying below.
If you are a blog and want to join in this campaign relief – please link up!