A Japanese Self-Defense Forces officer smiles as he holds a four-month-old baby girl who was rescued along with her family members from their home in Ishimaki City...
This beautiful image of hope among the ruins is so touching, and yet, I can't help fearing for the future of this tiny girl. Radioactive gases are spreading, and this incredible civilization of people are suffering so terribly.
Please join me in donating any amount that you can possibly afford, to The Red Cross, and to Doctors Without Borders. These two groups are currently "on-the-ground" in Japan (AND New Zealand!! We have not forgotten you!!), doing everything they can to provide practical, immediate assistance to all those in need.
Even those of us who are, by the grace of God, far enough away from the disaster to be safe and well, can reach out and help people who are not as fortunate.
Please remember that "non-specific" donations are able to reach disaster victims most quickly, as they require less "processing time".