日本での一年間

April 11, 2011

The Ubiquitous Donation Box

Filed under: Events, seikatsu — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 11:53 pm

Ever since the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, which happened exactly one month ago today and devastated Northeastern Japan, things have been a bit different here. Although my area was not greatly affected by the initial disaster and is a safe distance away from the Fukushima Nucelar Plant, the general attitude has changed a bit. Events have been canceled, people are saving electricity, and many people are asking what they can do. Many stores are answering this need to help by adding donation boxes next to their registers.

Donation box for the Red Cross at my local sushi place.

The situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant is still tenuous, but even worse, people are still suffering in the disaster zone. We’ve had a couple cold snaps recently, which hasn’t helped. And the aftershocks are incessant. They had a 7.1 on the 1 month anniversary and a 5 a couple of hours ago. 150,000 people are still in shelters. If you are able to donate, please consider the Red Cross or another reputable organization.

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