I’ve been too busy obsessively following news from Japan to put together a proper crafty post. I’m fortunate not have any first degree connections to worry over, but several of my friends have loved ones they are worried about.
If you are trying to locate someone in Japan, try the Red Cross Safe and Well database. I would not think that everyone who is safe will have access to the internet or phone lines, but it’s a good place to start a search.
If you are looking to donate, here are a list of places collecting to fund relief efforts. It’s just a collected list of links, so please only contribute to one if you already know (and trust) the organization, or do research on your own.
- Red Cross’ Japan Relief Fund.
- Save the Children (not a dedicated Japan fund), but they do have operations in place there.
- Global Giving (you can specify where your donation goes).
- Salvation Army
- AmeriCares (select a campaign)
- Convoy of Hope
- International Medical Corps
- Network for Good
I may not have been up for crafting this morning, but my younger daughter has been working on a pair of distressed shorts (instructions from WikiHow). I think they’re looking cute so far.
Did not win any of the previous giveaways (at least not the ones which have already closed). I will post more as they come to my attention.