17 March 2011

Joining 'Bloggers Day Of Silence' for Japan

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK

via For Japan With Love

Today I donated to ShelterBox, one of the first organizations in Japan after the earthquake.  Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to the 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. 

ShelterBox was founded by Tom Henderson, a Rotarian and former Royal Navy search and rescue diver. He saw that the aid response to most disasters was in the form of food and medicine to help people survive the immediate aftermath.

Little or no assistance was given in terms of proper shelter to help them through the first few days, weeks and months as they tried to rebuild their lives. ShelterBox was launched to fill that void.

In 1999, Tom started researching the idea, sourcing equipment and twisting arms to get the project off the ground. His persistence paid off in April 2000 when ShelterBox was launched.

You can donate or find out more from ShelterBox.org (Intl) or ShelterBoxUSA

Bloggers can participate in 'Bloggers Day Of Silence' via For Japan With Love

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Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What a brilliant idea. It's sometimes hard to know where to give money to, isn't it? But this sounds like a fantastic charity. Thanks so much, Laura.


La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great way to contribute. Thank you for the suggestion.

Amanda said...

Thank you for sharing this! It looks like a very well thought out organization. I am anxious to read more about the day of silence.
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Chuzai Living said...

Thank you so much for the support for Japan. Our friend volunteers with the organization. It is wonderful. Thanks for the suggestion! Kaho

Dori said...

This is a wonderful way to help. Thanks for sharing this.

Also, I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. It's so nice to connect with another expat!

Nieves R said...

It is a great idea Laura! I have just taken the ShelterBox website to my blog and I will join the Bloggers Day of Silence for Japan tomorrow. My warmest regards,

Natasha said...

This is indeed a brilliant idea. It looks like thousands will be joining in. I pray that we can make a difference in some small way.

Best wishes,

Elle Sees said...

i'm not being silent...i'm speaking out & helping out

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A brilliant idea.


I really like the sounds of this organization - so practical. I usually give through World Vision or Samaritan's Purse, who also give quick practical aid in these kinds of emergencies. Good to know of another great organization.

Praying for Japan.