I should have put this up earlier but, between work, everyday life, and local issues. There is sometimes too much information to sift through.
Apologies for those who have come to my blog before and found nothing but regurgitated words.
Google has a web-search function to help aid Japanese and others to find family, friends and relatives, that may have gone missing or are just out of contact for various reasons.
Go here for (消息情報) 2011日本地震 http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=ja
People Search: Google
Go here for (News and Information) 2011 Japanese Earthquake
Also you can search at:
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Disaster Message Board
Search: Tags such as #japanearthquake, #tsunami, #japan, and #prayforjapan
So far Americans have donated the sum of around $87 Million since the Crisis in Japan, but according to CNN and Philanthropy.com donations are low compared to other crises such as the Asian Tsunami, Sept. 11th 2001, Hurrican Katrina and Haiti Earthquake.
However, Japan has received offers to help from 91 countries so far, but accepted help only from 15. -http://philanthropy.com/blogs/world-view/why-donors-should-wait-before-giving-to-japan/196, and I do not have numbers of money donated from other countries as of yet.
With water and food contamination and more worries from Storage Unit #3 at Fukushima after smoke was seen rising [March 21st, 2011 - 03:21am Central-CBSnews]
I pray for the safety of the Japanese people and those working to get this crisis under control.
R. William Holzkopf Jr.