In a given lifetime, there are just some instances when all the garden digging in the world will not provide the therapy, times in life when the gesture of bouquet just doesn’t cut it. Something bigger is required for something so monumental
. . . yet we feel profoundly helpless.
The disaster in Japan is one of those times.
I offer moments of silence.
International Rescue Committee www.rescue.org
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. They are at work in over 40 countries to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
The American Red Cross www.redcross.org
Press release dated March 15, 2011: “The American Red Cross today announced an initial contribution of $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in its ongoing efforts to provide medical care and relief assistance to the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.”