Friday, March 11th, 2011 we were reminded once again that there is something bigger than us; an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan. Indeed, this quake was one of the strongest on record anywhere in the world. As if the earthquakes weren’t devastating enough, Tsunami’s triggered by the quakes flooded and caused even more damage to the area. The nuclear power plants have leaked radiation and continue to catch on fire. At a time when they need family the most, people who have been contaminated with radiation have been isolated. What more, in the hardest hit areas, they do not have electricity or running water, and temperatures are getting below zero at night.
This unbelievable power of nature humbles the human race. There is definitely something bigger than us and we’re stupid to believe otherwise. With just one shift of the thin plates on which we live and build our lives upon, lives can change forever, just as we have seen in Japan. Japan Tsunami: 20 Unforgettable Pictures.You can make a difference and rally to help the Japanese people in their hour of need. Many relief funds have made it so simple to donate:
International Medical Corps: Donate funds on their website, or text MED to 80888 to donate $10 to emergency reliefs.
World Vision, focusing its relief efforts on children: donate on their website, call 1-88-56-CHILD, or text 4JAPAN or 4TSUNAMI to 20222 to donate $10 dollars.
If you can’t choose an organization, just buy yourself a t-shirt and Hide & Seek Clothing will donate 100% of the profits to various relief funds for you.