As you likely know by now, Japan was hit by an earthquake and the resultant tsunami earlier today. Hours later, tsunami waves hit Hawaii as well. Right now, tsunami warnings are in effect all over the Pacific, and include Canadian and US West Coasts.
Please pray for the people of Japan who lost loved ones in either tragedy, and for the Japanese government as it rebuilds the nation. Pray also for Hawaii and her people, and for all the people who might later see the tsunami.
When things like this happen, we often want to do more than pray though, and that’s not only good, it’s what God calls us to do. While some of you might be able to actually go to the places that have had these events happen, most of us aren’t able to do so. But we can give to those charities that help with disaster relief all over the world.
Here are some of the charities that you can give to who will help, not only in Japan and Hawaii, but are still helping in Haiti, South East Asia, Africa, and all over the world where natural disasters have happened. you can donate to any of these organizations and know that your gifts will reach the people who need the most help:
Catholic Charities (for help in Hawaii)
These are just a few of the organizations that will be responding to needs from this earthquake and tsunami. These organizations are also still helping in other places, like in New Zealand as they continue to recover from last month’s earth quake in Christchurch. If you are reading this and know of other organizations with international disaster relief funds, please let me know, and I will do my best to update this post with those links too.
If you can, please give. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money, but every but helps, even if it’s only a few dollars. And some of these organizations have donor matching programs, so that you gifts are multiplied.