In other news, I keep hearing from people in the states who are frustrated by being so far away and desperately wanting to do something tangible to help.
So far, all I've been able to tell you to do is donate money to LDS Philantropies or the Red Cross. But today my friend Cami told me about Operation Backpack. You can put together a backpack of goodies for a Japanese child and send it to the Misawa Girl Scouts for distribution. I believe this idea originated at a different American base in Japan but was adopted by our Girl Scout Troop here.
I'm excited to put some of these together with my boys! This is a great project for kids to help with. Here is some of the information:
Click here for the COMPLETE details! :)
If this idea doesn't appeal to you, consider holding an auction or fund raiser and donating the money. I know it's not the same as giving a coat or blanket directly to someone in need, but it amounts to the same thing!
Thanks everyone for your prayers, good wishes, kindness and generosity!!!