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There really are no words to describe the devastation and destruction that the people of Japan have experienced this past week.
I know so many of us want to help in whatever way we can, but how? How can just one person make a difference?
:: PRAY :: The people of Japan and the surrounding affected countries desperately need our prayers. They need God to move on their behalf in miraculous ways! They need His provision, His peace, His hope, His intervention.
:: GIVE :: Did you know that without disaster relief donations, even a prosperous country like Japan will have a very hard time raising the money needed to help their own people and nation? (Click on the link to learn why).
Even just $5 or $10 really does HELP!! Just $5 can bring food and clean water to a family whose home was demolished and washed away.
It can be tough to wade through all of the donation organizations that come out of the woodworks when things like this happen. There are lots of scam companies out there and I know that we all want our money to go to organizations that will really use it where it’s needed.
Here are a few that I recommend:
The American Red Cross: You can make a donation online, or you can simply text REDCROSS to 90999 and instantly donate $10 to the Japanese relief efforts.
The Salvation Army: You can donate online here as well or 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.
Samaritan’s Purse: The President of this organization is Franklin Graham. They are a Christian relief organization that also brings the message of hope through Jesus, so if you would like to go this route, then this is a reputable organization to donate through.
:: COMMENT :: For every comment below (or link in the link-up), Surviving The Stores will donate $1 to relief efforts in Japan, up to $500, to Samaritan’s Purse.
All you need to do is leave a comment below!
Several other of my blogging friends are participating in this event as well, so please visit their blogs and leave a comment to donate! If you have a blog and are participating, please leave a link in the linky box below!
Please leave a comment or link (directly to your help for Japan post) below to donate $1 via Surviving The Stores!
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