On the 11th March, Japan was struck by the most powerful eathquake the country has ever had.
At an 8.9 magnitude, followed by a tsunami that has wrecked homes and lives, the enormous disaster saw the whole world praying for Japan.
Unlike a lot of blogs and news sites at the moment, I am not going to be talking about the actual disaster, and how it has affected people living in Japan, because im sure everyone is already aware. What I do want to talk about, is how people around the world have come together in their own ways to help out people they have never met, for no other reasons but to save peoples lives.
I have seen many ways in which people have helped out, all different, but however big or small there help was, it was given, it really mattered. Millions of people have donated online to sites such as The Red Cross , or Global Giving,
but there have been more interesting ways people have donated, such as;
- Vogue Magazine has put on a sale in NY where profits will go to Japan
- Lady Gaga sold wristbands with ‘Pray for Japan’ for $5 which all profits went to Japan
- Tiger Mask Donations What I like seeing the most, is when the everyday person donates, even if they don’t have much money to spare, they will if they know it’s going to save lives. People like this bring the world together:Every little donation helps, and It’s always great to see when big companys and celebrities will donate. A girl on YouTube who Vlogged for 24 hours, and gave all the money she raised to Japan
- A Beauty Guru on YouTube who did a Japanese-style makeup tutorial and gave the money she made from it to Japan
- Facebook communities, including students who joined and donatedEven bloggers like myself have donated by spreading awareness, and showing that any help is appreciated.
These blogs even ask for help for the animals in Japan.
- PawCurious Blog
- Aljazeera Live Blog
Overall I think it’s lovely to see how people put in so much effort to raise awareness and raise money for people they have never met before.
It actually gives me more faith in the world!