A lot of us--myself included--are left wringing our hands in grief, wondering what we can do to help. I want to do what little I can in bringing awareness to a few of the charities that are open to donations of money and goods to help the people of Japan in this time.
The Red Cross
Save the Children
International Medical Corps
Doctors Without Borders
And of course I know there are a million more places that would benefit from our support. Please consider a donation, a blanket, a tweet raising awareness, ANYTHING that might help the people displaced and otherwise affected by the earthquake.
Now here's the mildly cool part. I'm obsessed with books in different languages and years ago, I got my hands on a few Japanese language edition Harry Potters (do I pluralize Potters or editions? I DIGRESS.) And I've giving one of them away! All you have to do is leave a comment on this here post. That's it! No extra nothings. Just leave a comment and you might get a hardcover of this:
Oooh, isn't that shiny? It can be yours, if the random number is right!
Please, however, consider donating or spreading the word. Not necessarily about this contest (although that'd be rad) but about how we can help Japan. We are a world of amazing people! There is no limit to the good we can do.
So comment! Donate! Tweet! Blog! Go have lunch! Do whatever you do and do it well! Contest is open until Thursday, March 31st at midnight. And it is open internationally.
The Random Number Gods smile highly on...Peggy! Congrats, Peggy!
E-mail me your address at kmcriddle (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll get that beautiful book out to you as soon as I can. Congrats! And thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented and to everyone who continues to stop by. You guys seriously make my day. I would totally take you all out for ginger ale and cheese fries if I could.