Our hearts, minds and prayers are with everyone suffering from the Japanese earthquake and Pacific tsunami that struck this past Friday, March 11, 2011. The earthquake was one of the worst ever recorded, triggering a tsunami that wiped away entire towns and left massive devastation in its wake.
First, we want to highlight the individuals selflessly placing the interest of the Japanese nation before their own. The Fukushima 50 are the team of volunteers currently attempting to prevent a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. The team of 50, who have since been joined by 150 others, are sacrificing their health and safety for the greater good of society. Several members of the team are presumed dead, 15 are reported to be injured and others have said they believe the radiation may kill them as they battle to cool overheating nuclear reactors in Japan. Our prayers go out to the families of these brave individuals courageously working to repair the nuclear plant and inspiring altruism worldwide. Click here to learn more.
Secondly, we want to share a really helpful post from Rinth, a fellow WordPress blogger, that highlights how you can help organizations providing food, shelter and medical response to the victims in Japan.
As Rinth highlights, there are three things we should all try to do.
1.) Pray for those who are still alive. Pray for their rescue and deliverance from danger.
2.) Learn from this natural disaster. None of us know if we will be alive tomorrow, or even five minutes from now. We should seize every moment of our lives, enjoy it, and use it the best way we can.
3.) Donate (if we can) to help the victims of the disaster in Japan.
Groupon also temporarily set up a donation page to assist emergency relief efforts over 48 hours. You can click here to learn more.
Thanks again Rinth for sharing this post: