Thursday, March 17, 2011

Time To Get Serious

I have never used this blog as a platform of any kind, but in light of recent tragic events in Japan I would like to take the time to list a few charities proactively taking action on the front lines of this horrendous aftermath. If you are like me, going about your daily life as normal and wondering what you could do to help, check out some of these amazing charities. Just a few dollars goes a long way. Remember, this could easily be us one day.

Shelterbox: Provides temporary shelters such as tents and other supplies

Americares: Provides medical and disaster relief

Convoy Of Hope: Convoy of Hope is considered a “first responder” organization in disaster relief. With a fleet of tractor-trailers, a 300,000-square-foot warehouse, a high-tech Mobile Command Center and through a scalable distribution model we have been heralded for quickly providing resources and help to victims of disasters worldwide.

Doctors without borders: based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and impartiality. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.

International Medical Corps.: International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization
For a full list of charities go to:
Another Great Charity Directory:


  1. thanks for giving the info candice ... i'm still deciding where to put my donation ... it's so horrible :*(

  2. Thanks for sharing these links. I was probably just going to donate to Red Cross, but I will have to check these out as well. In case you're not familiar with it, is a great site for selecting charities. You're able to check how much of your donation will actually go towards helping, versus administrative costs.

    - Maggie

  3. Thanks Maggie! I added that site to my post!