It was just two weeks ago when every news source, media outlet, and social network had Japan in its headlines and ticker. I can already feel the level of urgency to help Japan dwindle as we get caught in the whirlpool of other world affairs and entertainment scandals.
As I’ve been using Twitter as a news source for the latest headlines and opinions, these are the tweets of others that impacted me the most in regards to the crises in Japan, urging me to support and continually pray for Japan.
Private ProfileModern technology allows us to be exposed to suffering all over the world; may our generation, in turn, become the most compassionate. (March 13)
@JapanPhotos DO NOT send money to Christian charities for Japan earthquake. We need blankets and food, not boxes of bibles & Fundamentalist propaganda. (March 11)
When I first read the tweet from @JapanPhotos, I was offended, but then I just had to shake my head and laugh in absurdity. Yes, though I am a Christian, sadly a lot of religious organizations exploit situations like these and waste resources while people are in need. So I’ll just leave it at that.
I’ve marked these tweets as “favorites” as reminders that Japan and many other countries are in need of prayer and support, and it doesn’t take much out of us to help.
We have so much here in America, and our resources are so accessible with today’s technology.
If you text often, here are a couple of easy ways you can still contribute
1) Text REDCROSS to 90999 to Give $10
Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami
2) Text TSUNAMI to 50555 to donate $10 to Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response Efforts
It takes less than a minute and costs little compared to what we spend on entertainment in a week.
So if you’ve already given to another organization or are planning to give then that’s great! If you’ve been meaning to get around to it, but need some direction, here’s your chance!
Just follow the directions above (and below).