Everyone in Singapore is talking about Japan. I see them reading, facebooking, twittering, blogging… everything is about Japan.
But I wonder how many Singaporeans are actually doing something for Japan?
A Self Defence soldier smiles as he holds a four-month-old baby who survived the recent tsunami with her family at Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011.
Japanese rescue team members transport a body in the town of Watari in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011, three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan.
A man comforts a woman as she cries in front of her damaged home in the town of Watari in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011 three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan.
All photos and news updates have been re-posted from http://news.nationalpost.com
Can you really read the news, look at the pictures, and watch the videos of the Japan earthquake & tsunami, and go about your daily tasks?
YOU can do something. YOU can actually help Japan.
But before you do – please exercise street sense and beware of groups/organizations/scams exploiting this massive disaster for marketing strategy/collecting money/collecting Facebook database/their own benefit.
It makes me sick!!!!
It really upset me to think about people being misled by false information or useless Facebook groups, but I felt a lot better seeing that some of my friends have been circulating donation details. Right on. I will share them here:
1) Best to go direct to: JAPAN RED CROSS
2) Most convenient to go to: SINGAPORE RED CROSS
I think you can walk in @ 15 Penang Lane to make a donation, opening hours:
Mondays to Fridays 9.30am-9pm,
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 9.30am – 6pm.
OR, you may donate via SMS to 75772.
For every sms, S$50 will be donated to the “Japan Disaster 2011” fund.
More information on support and donations for quake and tsunami victims on the Singapore-Japan embassy website here
To be honest, I feel very broke after coming back from my Taiwan holiday.
But I have also been very blessed – if I sit here comfortably in far away Singapore, live like nothing’s changed, go for some party and don’t so much as try to do something for Japan, I would feel like such a waste of a human being.
I hope you guys do whatever you can, too.
However much you donate, you can make a difference!
A small difference… But still a difference!