14 March 2011
Japan was hit by an enormous earthquake on March 11, 2011, that triggered a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north. The giant waves deluged cities and rural areas alike, sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, a train, and boats, leaving a path of death and devastation in its wake. Video footage showed cars racing away from surging waves. The earthquake, which struck about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo, had a magnitude of 8.9, which is the largest in Japan's history. As of Sunday, March 13, the death toll had reached over 10,000.
My family donated 10,000 Yen ($123.45 USD) at http://tiny.cc/HelpNippon and Bank of America matched it and all employee donations 100% in addition to their 100,000,000 Yen donation. I challenge you to match my personal donation too!
Think what a difference we can make if we all donate 10,00 Yen today. If you were in the shoes of the suffering Japanese right now, you would hope others would choose to rise to the challenge!
This is not what I hoped to be blogging about for my 555th blog entry, but it may be the most important blog post I have ever posted. Pray for Japan, and if you can, give to Japan too!