Mar 14, 2011

Japan Relief: Link-up and Comment to Donate!


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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?

Three ways:

:: 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!

“Cents”able Momma, Frugal Coupon Living, Groupon Girl, IgoBOGO, Moms Need to Know, Nicole’s Nickels, Passion for Savings, Penny Pinchin Mom, Saving with Shellie, She Saved

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  1. Thank you for your generosity.

  2. I feel so bad for the people of Japan. God watch over them.

  3. Thanks for your generosity!

  4. Praying for the people. I lived there for three years. Love the country and people.

  5. I have been putting out positive thoughts for Japan and her people to survive this trio of disasters, earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdowns.
    I have donated to the Red Cross for Japan. I urge you to at least do the same.

    Joe Nickels

  6. Thank you for this!

  7. Great way to donate!
    Spread the word everyone!

  8. Such a tragedy.

  9. What a great idea. Thank you for doing this.

  10. Thank you!!

  11. praying for all the people in japan

  12. Peace and love to Japan…

  13. Praying!

  14. Thank you! Praying for all those in Japan.

  15. I really want to help, thank you!!

  16. apprecaite the gesture

  17. You are awesome! Sending prayers for healing and protection to Japan. ~<3~

  18. Thought are with all those affected.

  19. Prayers for the people of Japan.

  20. It is truly horrifying. Good of you to do this.

  21. Thinking of those affected in Japan!

  22. Thank you!

  23. Micheledo says:

    Praying for the thousands of people dealing with this. My heart is broken for so many. I have been blessed to hear from most of my friends in Japan.

  24. Thank You & keeping all those affected in my thoughts!

  25. That is awesome!! My thoughts and prayers are with Japan.

  26. Thank you

  27. Thanks for helping!

  28. Thank you!

  29. What a wonderful thing to do! Thank you!

  30. Thanks for your generosity! Praying for Japan.

  31. Thank you!

  32. Micheledo says:

    I am posting this in many of my groups on cafemom. Thank you so much!

  33. so nice of you to do this!

  34. Thank you! Thoughts and Prayers for Japan

  35. Thanks for helping!

  36. What a generous cause….praying for all those involved in this tragedy.

  37. Thanks for donating on behalf of all the frugal Mom’s.

  38. Thank you for doing this!

  39. Thank you for being so generous. God bless to the people of Japan.

  40. Our family donated through Salvation Army and we are praying for all those affected.

  41. Thank you for your generosity!
    Praying for all affected by this tragedy….

  42. This is an unimaginable tragedy! The people affected by this need all the help they can get. God bless you for doing this!

  43. More with Less Today says:

    sorry made a mistake and typed in my name instead of the name of my blog-first timer, can you tell? My heart aches for Japan and the long road ahead. Here is the right link to my blog post

  44. HEATHER D. says:

    Thank you for this wonderful information and your generosity! Sending lots of prayers to all those affected by this tragedy….

  45. says:

    They will be on my prayers.Life is so vulnerable lets all appreciate it.

  46. How very generous of you.

    I am also saddened by the devastation there. God bless them.

  47. Thanks for your generosity!

  48. Mary Cook says:

    Thanks for sharing these links. Every prayer and donation is needed! Samaritan’s Purse is a great organization!

  49. Thanks for sharing!

  50. Thank you!

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