Over the past month we have watched many unbelievable images and videos come across our screens. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan was devastating and the need for humanitarian assistance great. Many of us have been moved to respond in whatever way we can and generally that means donating money to help relief efforts. I’ve also sent out tweets and posts and links to World Vision’s Japan Quake & Tsunami Relief Fund.
I received an encouraging email update this week from World Vision regarding their relief efforts in Japan and wanted to share it with you here.
World Vision US is humbled by the overwhelming outpouring of support from our donors for the people of Japan.
Our response to the quake and tsunami will continue through a planned 90-day emergency response phase and 24-month recovery and rehabilitation phase. World Vision expects now to have received enough donations to fully fund this intended 24-month response.
We are encouraging those who wish to continue to help to donate to World Vision’s general Disaster Response Fund. Given that World Vision responds to some 75 disasters annually, this fund provides resources for us to continue working in other critical emergencies around the world, as well as prepare for the next rapid disaster response.
We are grateful for your support and ongoing prayers for the people of Japan.
I am proud to have compassionate people in my online-community who are moved to serve and respond to the needs of hurting people in our world. Thank you for being a messenger of hope. When we all give a little, together we are making an incredible difference.
**I would love to hear your thoughts on giving money to organizations like World Vision for disaster relief. Do you give? What organizations do you give to? Why or why not?