UtterlyEngaged and Ever Ours have joined forces and come up with For Japan With Love to fund raise and raise awareness about Japan. This is what they say:
"There are two parts to it.
For Japan With Love has a direct link on the website to our fundraising page for ShelterBox.ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
Please check it out and whatever you can contribute will be so appreciated.
Bloggers Day of Silence:
Anyone that has a blog can help out with this one.
The aim is just raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan.
The guidelines are simple.
1. This coming Friday, March 18th, no posts at all on your blog.
2. Please post a blog post about what you will be doing this Friday whenever possible in hopes to spread the word and whoever else would like to join in. You all can check out what Lydia of Ever-Ours did for her’s here or how we did ours here and do it your way if you’d like. We’ll be posting a reminder post on Thursday evening on my blog too.
3. Tweet and Re-Tweet the shiznit out of the link to http://www.forjapanwithlove.com please.
4. Encourage your readers to contribute to donate shelter to Japan.
Whatever anyone can contribute will be appreciated.
Every little helps."
I am not sure whether you can donate to ShelterBox from the UK. I have already made a donation to the British Red Cross using paypal - part of the fee that came from the previous sponsored post. You can donate to the Red Cross and other charities supporting the same appeal here. This post is not to brag about donating or make people feel guilty about contributing or how much. I just think it's important to raise awareness of issues and let people decide for themselves whether to get involved or donate money. Anyway, I will also be doing the blog silence on Friday, so things will go quite here for the rest of the week.
Words, links and banner from UtterlyEngaged.with my words at the bottom.