Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hands Across the Water

Saturday, March 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, shown submerged after Friday's 8.9 earthquake-triggered tsunami

I first learned about the quake in Japan within an hour or so of it happening and have spent the intervening hours heartsick and hooked on news until a sense of wallowing in helplessness overwhelmed me and I switched from watching and reading about it to putting this post together even as I wonder what the point is in putting up a post that duplicates what is done elsewhere in more comprehensive fashion. But if nothing else this will serve as a place for me to store the useful links I've collected for my own convenience.

Meanwhile my heart, my hope and my prayers are with the people of Japan.

As I write this, there are reports that a partial meltdown of a nuclear reactor damaged in the quake is underway....

How to help:

Mercy Corp
Peace Wind Japan
Facebook Disaster Relief

How to stay informed:

How to locate or communicate with friends and family in Japan:

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