Special Episode: Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

This week we present a special episode of Tapa Palapa.

On Friday a massive earthquake struck Japan, with an epicenter under the Pacific ocean to the east of the northern half of the nation. Shortly after the earthquake a tsunami devastated much of the eastern coastal region in northern Japan. Since we are discussing the Greater Good this month we wanted to change the menu for this week to talk specifically about how people can help the survivors and victims’ families.

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We have suggestions for ways to donate to the relief effort and to participate in times of prayer or meditation. Please let us know in the comment section if you have information about other organizations that are sending aid. We invite you to share information about groups planning times of prayer or meditation for the people of Japan.

If you want to share this episode to encourage people to donate or send prayers, you can send them to this page or use this link to send your friends or family to our iTunes page. You can also use the buttons at the bottom of this post to share it through social media or by e-mail.

Sites For Giving:

The American Red Cross has a designated fund for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) is reaching victims in isolated areas of Japan and monitoring the nuclear reactor emergency.

Unfathomable Destruction

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2 Responses to Special Episode: Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

  1. Steve Coxsey says:

    A Facebook friend shared this link to a site that rates non-profits based on their efficiency and trustworthiness: http://www.charitywatch.org/hottopics/JapanTsunami2011.html

  2. Steve Coxsey says:

    Remember Francie’s introduction of “slacktivism”? You can do something pretty easy to benefit survivors of the disaster in Japan. There’s a double album you can purchase for $10 on iTunes and proceeds benefit relief efforts. Click here.

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