Mar 14, 2011

Japan Relief: Link-up and Comment to Donate!

Mar
14
2011
Monday


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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!

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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
    http://www.EarnOnADime.com

  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 http://morewithlesstoday.com/how-to-help-japan/

  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. itsmelory@gmail.com 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!

  51. thank you for your generosity!

  52. Adrienne S. says:

    Prayers are with Japan!

  53. Thank you!

  54. Barbara Ramirez says:

    What a wonderful thing you al are doing. It’s kind, it’s compassionate and uplifting. I have been praying for all those suffering and for all those who were lost.

  55. Praying for Japan and your great genoristy for this donation.

  56. Thanks for giving!

  57. Many prayers for all who are hurting and scared!

  58. Zakiya Poon says:

    Peace in Japan!!!!

  59. illy junus says:

    hope and pray for japan

  60. Thank you.

  61. Praying for the families to take in those who have lost their families.

  62. Thank you for your generosity. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and rescuers.

  63. Praying for peace for Japan!!

  64. Wow that is awesome that you are donatting up to$500. Actually brought a tear to my eye!

  65. michaela says:

    hope and prayers for japan…

  66. Prayers for Japan.

  67. Michelle Arbuckle says:

    What a great thing you are doing for Japan. Thoughts and prayers for everyone…survivors, rescuers, the lost and victims.

  68. Our hearts go out to those affected, seeing the devestation on the TV is more than I can ever imagine. May God be with everyone!

  69. You’re awesome, Rach – great idea.

  70. Maggie @ Snag A Bargain says:

    My mom was in Japan on business when the earthquake hit. She was getting into an elevator when it hit. She said the earthquake was horrible and the aftershocks were pretty bad too. She was terrified. I am lucky to finally have her home safe and sound. My heart goes out to all of the families that are affected by this tragedy and I applaud you for giving such a charitable donation to help people in their greatest time of need!

  71. Thank You!!

  72. This is great! Thanks for giving those of us who cant afford to give monetary donations a chance to help! Keep leaving comments everyone!

  73. Thank you for posting this. I appreciate it!

  74. bethanyb says:

    that’s wonderful, rachel! thanks for donating to the people of japan!

  75. Gina Winkler says:

    praying for the people of Japan.

  76. Thank you SO much for doing this. I lived in Japan for several years and my heart is hurting so much for my friends there. Thank you!!!

  77. great way to give!

  78. praying for Japan

  79. Thank you!

  80. How wonderful of you to make such a commitment to support the people of Japan. I wish I could do more so I appreciate people like you helping when some of us just can’t.

  81. I made a donation to Heart to Heart! Thanks for your donations!

  82. This world is too small for us not to care about each other. We are all family with the surname Human.Whether you believe in the strenght of God, faith or positive energy, PLEASE send it up and out for our brothers and sisters that have lost theirs do to this natural disaster!! What goes around, comes around.

  83. Thank you for doing this. In times like these, it’s good to know that a blog community can come together to help those in need.

  84. Thanks for giving!

  85. I am praying for the people of Japan.

  86. Thank You~

  87. I donated last night through Living Social, and I think it is a great thing that they, and you are doing… to help the people in Japan!

  88. I love your site and I’m grateful for this effort you are making for Japan.

  89. Thank you!

  90. Thank you for doing this!

  91. Thank you from my family and I that have relatives in Japan we are waiting to hear from.

  92. Christine says:

    This is wonderful what you are doing! Thank you.

  93. Thank you!

  94. Hoping that things can calm down soon in Japan so people can start the healing and clean-up process. May God be with Japan!!!

  95. $1 donation

  96. Praying for those in Japan <3

  97. What a big heart you have! Thank you :)

  98. thank you so much!!!

  99. Living Social is doing a wonderful thing by offering donations to Japan.

  100. Praying for the people of Japan and especially those directly impacted by your gift. Thanks Rachel & Ryan for your generosity and for your heart for God’s people.

  101. I pray for the victims and their families. Devastation such as this reminds how truly grateful and blessed I am with all that I have. This has been very tragic, we have friends in Japan who are thankfully alright.

    I can only hope that relief is swift to help those in need.

    Thank you for donating to such a worthy cause.

  102. Thank you, it is wonderful of you to do this.

  103. Ari Thompson says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese in their time of need. I admire their enduring spirit and cannot imagine what it would be like if this were to happen to us.

  104. thanx for making a difference. I hope it will help somehow.

  105. unavocis says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese and all affected by this tragedy.

  106. Elizabeth says:

    God bless the land of the rising sun.

  107. I am a Christian. I go to Saint John Catholic Church on Sundays. We try to help Japan victims of the earthquake, tsunami, nuclear reactor meltdown by collecting money to send there to feed the hungry and provide clothes and shelter for the homeless. Come to Roman Catholic Church on Sundays and learn about Jesus Christ from the Holy Bible. Perhaps we can help you in someway…

  108. Comment

  109. I hope you are still donating because I will comment as much as I can.

  110. I’ll be on here everyday until the comments reach 500.

  111. Here is one more comment for Japan.

  112. I’ll try to do at least five a day.

  113. I’ll be back tomorrow or sooner.

  114. Okay, here’s another comment for Japan.

  115. I really hope you are still donating.

  116. I’ll be on again tomorrow.

  117. I’ll leave at least five comments per day.

  118. I’ll keep commenting until there are 500 comments.

  119. Drive is a great song by REM.

  120. Another of their’s is Nightswimming.

  121. I’ve only heard the British version.

  122. I also like Radiohead.

  123. Even though I usually can’t make out their lyrics.

  124. Here’s one more comment for Japan.

  125. Please let me know if you’re still donating or not.

    • Surviving The Stores says:

      We have already sent in our donation for the Japan relief effort. Thank you though for commenting!

  126. Or if you’ve already donated the full amount.

  127. I’m happy to keep commenting if you’re still donating.

  128. In fact, here’s another one.

  129. And here is yet another comment for Japan.

  130. Another comment for Japan.

  131. I also like the band Weezer.

  132. My favorite album of theirs is Pinkerton.

  133. Are my comments showing up?

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