I’ve compiled a list of random ways we can aid in relief efforts for Japan:
- LivingSocial’s (it’s like Groupon) current pledge can’t be beat – for each $5 donation we give through this offer, LivingSocial will also contribute $5 to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund. Click here to donate today!
- In the aftermath of such destruction and despair, it’s easy and natural to say that we are praying for Japan. Harder to decipher is exactly what it is we are praying for. By clicking on the picture below, you’ll open a PDF of a simple prayer guide that will give you a little guidance.
- Another neat tip I heard today: draw a red dot on your hand, symbolizing the Japanese flag. Whenever you catch sight of it, use that as a reminder to pray. Pretty nifty.
- And lastly, you’ve heard me mention Nashville-based charity Soles4Souls before. Well, they are at it again, donating slightly used footwear to victims of Japan’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. While donating shoes is just one tiny aspect of relief, it is still meaningful. Consider taking time this weekend to gather up your unused shoes and pass them on to a worthy cause. There’s a drop location in Memphis, but if you don’t feel like going there, I’d be happy to collect all of your shoes and take them myself. Seriously, get in touch with me if you are interested, and I’ll make it happen!