Thursday, 17 March 2011

For Japan with love

Normally I have a Friday Love post but this week I'll be doing something a little different - no post at all. In memory of all those lost and suffered in Japan I'll be taking part in a bloggers day of silence. See the picie below. I'm asking my readers to help out by doing the following:

1. For Japan With Love has a direct link on the website to the fundraising page for ShelterBox. ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Please check it out and whatever you can contribute will be so appreciated.

2. AND BECAUSE CHARITY STARTS AT HOME - I'll be pledging to the Namibian Red Cross Society. Apart from Japan, 20 000 Namibians are affected in the recently flooded Caprivi and North East areas of Namibia. The Red Cross is concerned about the increase in loss of lives from drowning incidents, waterborne diseases and Malaria. Affected people are in desperate need of basic necessities like drinking water, sanitation, food and shelter.

Nambians (and anyone else) you can help by donating to the following account:
(Funds specifically for Japanese victims should be clearly specified)

Namibia Red Cross Society / Appeal Account
Bank: Standard Bank
Account Number: 241 812 933
Branch name: Katutura branch
Branch code: 082 972

For more information contact:

Namibia Red Cross Society
Mrs Dorkas Kapembe-Haiduwa
Secretary General, Namibia Red Cross Society
Tel: +264 61 41 3750
Cell: +264 81 128 8029

Ms Rosemary Nalisa
National Coordinator: Resource Mobilisation
Tel: +264 61 413 766
Cell: +264 81 128 0467

3. Think of and thank all that which you are grateful for.
A moment of silence...

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