Monday, March 14, 2011

Help, if you can

On Sunday, I spent a lot of time reading through the blogosphere. Many writers focused on ways to help those in Japan.

I chose to donate through the Writers for the Red Cross site. The organization is raising money for the American Red Cross throughout March by auctioning off multiple items — books, critiques, swag bags, etc.

There are a lot of cool items to bid on each week. You help a great cause and you get a something cool in return.

The fund-raising effort didn't change after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. It just made my need to donate more urgent. The organization reports via its Web site that people can continue to donate on the Writers for the Red Cross site.
Your gift to the Red Cross through Writers for the Red Cross will support the American Red Cross and the global Red Cross network in its efforts to provide comfort and support where the need is greatest.
In addition to helping out the Red Cross, donations of $25 or more are eligible to receive a free book from a list available on the Web site. You don't have to accept the book, if you don't want it.

Consider making a donation to the Red Cross or another organization to help those in distress. And, say a prayer for the Japanese people who are still recovering from this tragedy. They need prayers, too.


  1. Thank you for posting this. I think I'll link to it to spread the word. The videos I've seen are heart wrenching.


  2. The Writers for Red Cross actually offers some pretty good deals for folks and is a great way to donate. It is very sad.


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