Sunday, March 13, 2011

Disaster Relief for Japan

In my efforts this year to think of someone other than myself and my own little world,  I have decided to take this small step to help. Like all of you my heart is heavy when I see the devastation in Japan.  Entire cities gone,  thousands missing.  While I feel bad that BYU lost the MWC Conference title others are feeling truly devastated.  Feeling a bit helpless being so far away I decided there was one thing I could do. I am reaching out and informing my readers, fellow bloggers and friends of one way we can help.

The humanitarian arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which I am a member of, is well established in responding to these types of emergencies, within 24 hours of the disaster.  So if I can't be there, I know that by donating to LDS Charities, my money is going exactly where it is needed.
Besides disaster relief, they support many worldwide, year round projects. I have included a short inspirational video about one of these programs.

I am  simply going to attach a link that you can click on to make a donation.  It is a quick, safe and confidential way to help.  Donating on the LDS Charities website is not a commitment to the church nor will you have boys in white shirts and ties knocking on your door anytime soon (unless you want them too!)






Thank you for indulging me in my effort to be a human.

Linda 

6 comments:

Karen Mortensen said...

Good for you Linda.

T said...

good reminder - with all the pleas for "donate by texting here, there and everywhere" it's good to be reminded of the organizations that just get the money where it needs to be!

(and yes, to avoid the hate mail - I DO know that this is not the only one...)

Ailinh said...

This is great. WAy to go for sharing this, girl.

Krista said...

Like I told my daughter, "You can't help everyone all the time, but it's important to do what you can when you have the opportunity." It's nice to know when the money you donate to charity is going directly to the ones in need and not to pay expensive Big Wigs and telemarketers. I refuse to donate organizations that pay "professional fund raisers." The church is a great resource to know your money is going to a good place.

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