I was not glued to the television this weekend. We don't get channels on our TV, so I was not able to sit in front of the extensive coverage about the crisis in Japan. I got my news via the internet and word of mouth.
When I checked in to the internets tonight, these were the "trending" or "hot" topics on WaPo's front page.
There is serious stuff going on in the world. Good thing they quick-linked to some solid relationship advice.
Talk about an odd moment.
In any case... it's hard to look at the pictures. It's hard to wrap my head around the numbers coming through the reports, the sheer scale of what happened and the struggle that continues. It's hard to see people in so much pain.
There are ways to help. I've listed a few here.
The Red Cross (or text REDCROSS 90999 to donate $10, billed to your wireless account)
International Medical Corps (or text MED to 80888 to donate $10, billed to your wireless account)
Save The Children
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund
The Salvation Army (or text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to donate $10, billed to your wireless account)
Mercy Corps (or text MERCY to 25283 to donate $10, billed to your wireless account)