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Help the people of Japan

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Floydm

Help the people of Japan

Just a quick note to let folks know that Mercy Corps is collecting donations to help with the earthquake recovery in Japan.  We will be passing donations straight through to our partner there, Peace Winds Japan, who are providing large shelters, emergency tents, water, food & blankets to quake survivors.  Peace Winds sent aid and people over to the US to help us following Hurricane Katrina.


I set up a fundraising page yesterday that folks can use to donate, or you can use the main donation form.


My best wishes for the friends, loved ones, and members of the community affected by this quake and the ensuing tsunami.  You are in our hearts and prayers.

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Paddyscake

I looked for a fundraising page, but couldn't find it. TFLers have been so generous in the past, I hope the spirit continues. We all have plenty to be thankful for, even something so simple as a loaf of bread.


 


Betty

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LindyD

I think it would be most appropriate if this thread could remain as the lead topic, Floyd. 

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Caperchick

In Canada, I am making my donation for Japan to the Canadian Red Cross.   My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan.


 

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teketeke

Thank you so much for your generous support for Japan, Floyd. I am so moved by your kindness. Thank you so much, Floyd and your all your support, Betty, LindyD and Caperchick.


Akiko

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Daisy_A

Hi Floyd, Hi All,


Floyd - thank you for bringing our attention to this. It is so good to know in the face of such distress that experienced NGOs such as Mercy Corps and Peace Winds are able to deliver help.


So moving to read everyone's posts. Betty the links is via the phrases beginning 'a fundraising page' and 'Mercy Corps'.


My thoughts and prayers are with your people, Akiko.


With best wishes, Daisy_A

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teketeke

Thank you, Daisy.... Thank you..


Akiko

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Syd

It's devastating what has happened in Japan.  Haven't felt much like baking, at all. Haven't felt like doing anything, to be honest.  We have been glued to the TV since last week Friday.  It seems everyone here knows someone in Japan and everyone is so worried.  It is not so much the pictures of upturned cars and destroyed houses that are so upsetting, but rather scenes of people looking for lost family.  Property can be replaced but lives are gone for ever.  Our thoughts and sympathies are with the people of Japan in this terrible time.


Syd

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teketeke

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/28/3-types-of-plutonium-detected-at-japans-fukushima-daiichi-plant/


This news stung my heart..  My family wants to help people there even I told them to come over here.  I can only do is praying but things doesn't go well but getting worse and worse.


I thank all of the workers who try to fix the nuclear plants without going home. They eat snack bars and canned food and limited bottles of water. They also can't change their underwear, no bath of course. They sleep on the protected mat.  I can't imagine how their family wait for them until they come home.


Akiko

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Daisy_A

Hi Akiko,


I'm sorry to see that the news coming out of Japan is still so bad.


It must be very hard for the families of the workers, as you say.


I can understand how your family would want to help. even though things are hard.


We are still praying for the situation. 


With best wishes, Daisy_A

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teketeke

Hi, Daisy


Your generous support encourages me to be positive. Thank you, Daisy.


There are more than 50 children who lost their parents and have to go to home for orphans. They don't have any relatives to live with.  They expect  more 50 orphans.    Is it sad? 


Best wishes,


Akiko