(image from and for Japanese Red Cross: http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/relief/l4/Vcms4_00002070.html )
Thanks to 2ndClassCitizenPundit for suggesting that we use our citizen’s think tank here to discuss and determine the best ways we can help those in Japan who are in the midst of such tragedy and hardship.
We can list existing charities and organizations as well as discuss direct actions we can organize here at The Planet.
Input from Kalima and WhatsThatSound would be invaluable. Sharing news reports and other information that helps inform us of what the needs are and what can be done to address them would be appreciated.
To begin with an initial proposition, it might be best to focus on addressing a specific need so that a particular need gets enough total resources to really help (as opposed to contributions being spread thin in many directions and possibly less effective). Again, this is only a suggestion, the purpose of this post is to bring the membership together to brainstorm on how we can best help those in Japan.