Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Want to Help Japan, but Not Sure How?

On March 11 Japan was hit by the largest earthquake in the country's history. The 9.0 magnitude quake triggered a massive tsunami along the northeastern coast — sweeping away entire villages with walls of water more than 30 feet high. World Vision emergency relief staff are on the ground, assessing urgent needs and distributing relief supplies. Please help us respond quickly to this disaster.

"We are now facing the most tragic disaster in our country's history," said Kenjiro Ban, World Vision's Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Manager.

World Vision plans to distribute relief supplies to meet the daily needs of quake and tsunami survivors. We will also focus our efforts on responding to the emotional needs of children, who are the most impacted after such a traumatic event.

In the wake of a disaster, World Vision is often one of the first organizations to begin relief work by distributing pre-positioned emergency supplies and sending highly-trained staff to assess and respond to the most urgent needs. We remain on the ground for the long haul, rebuilding communities and restoring hope.

Please join us in praying for the children and families impacted by this devastating natural disaster in Japan. And send a gift to help them today.

In the event that donations exceed what is needed for Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief. World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.


McKenna Darby said...

Gina, thank you for posting this. I'd like to repost your material on my blog. Do I have your permission?

Gina Holmes said...

of course. I took it from elsewhere myself :)