Japanese tsunami victims receive an unusual offer of help from Angels-online community.
Angels-online has been contacted by long-time contributors for information on how they can personally help families devastated by the tsunami in Japan who think they see no hope but are open to this invitation of a helping hand.
A family in Mexico, the United States and England have offered to each bring a Japanese family made homeless and destitute by the tsunami disaster and to support those families for a year as they recover mentally, physically and financially from the catastrophe.
This offer has been sent to the administrator of Angels-online, who is asking families who desire to work personally with the Japanese families they want to help. These families will receive the personal attention and help of the host families and others in the community where they live.
It is hoped that this offer will also inspire others to be guardian angels through their own trusted networks to victim families, whether the families remain in Japan or are brought to the country of the host family.
In this ongoing danger can lie opportunity for those receiving help to begin living hopeful and renewed lives, protected and supported by new loving friends whose language and culture can open a new world.
If a reader of this site knows of any family interested in looking further into this offer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan - All Embassy Updates
Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11. The magnitude-9.0 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the small island nation, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured; almost half a million people are homeless.
Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. Below are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.
AMERICAN RED CROSS:
The American Red Cross is currently supporting and advising the Japanese Red Cross, which continues to assist the government in its response. You can help people affected by disasters, like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless other crises at home and around the world by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
CARECARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. We are working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support. Our partners on the ground are working hard to provide immediate relief.
Unite for Children A charity focused on preventing child deaths and improving quality of life.
WaterAid works in 17 countries providing water, sanitation and hygiene education to some of the world's poorest people.
World Food Programme (WFP)
The WFP relies entirely on voluntary contributions to feed people worldwide suffering from hunger.
SAVE THE CHILDREN:,
which has worked in Japan since 1986, has an immediate goal of $5 million to launch longer-term recovery for children affected by Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Save the Children has opened the first child-friendly space in Japan, protective environments where children can gather to play and share their experiences under the supervision of trained, caring adults.
The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need.
and its relief workers in Japan are working to deliver medicines and supplies to hospitals, shelters and health responders to treat and care for survivors. The AmeriCares team began mobilizing within hours of the first reports of the dual disasters, dispatching an emergency response manager to Tokyo to direct the efforts of our relief workers in Sendai, the largest city closest to the impact zone. Our team is in direct contact with local officials, evacuation shelters and hospitals treating the injured in Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate to determine health needs.
International Rescue Committee
Works in 25 countries to assist millions of people in need, and helps as many as 7,000 refugees to resettle in the United States every year.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS:
A team of doctors flew to Sendai, where they will be delivering supplies, assessing needs, and identifying communities that have not yet been reached. We continue to coordinate with local health authorities and partners on critical gaps, providing technical expertise and assisting with logistics.
PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Mobilizes health professionals to advance health, dignity, and justice and promotes the right to health for all.
ShelterBox responds instantly to natural and man-made disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. The box includes a tent for a family of 10, cooker, blankets, water purification, tool kit and other items survivors need to rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months following a disaster.
SOCKS FOR JAPAN received a van to use on a twoday trip to Miyagi Prefecture on Thursday and Friday. Three of us - representing Japan, South Africa, and the United States - will take 4,000 pairs of socks to Watari and Yamamoto in response to both towns issuing emergency requests for socks and underwear.