Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Japan, With Love...

If you would like to participate in this incredible fundraising effort, please click HERE! XOXO

As a photographer, I am so lucky to be able to work in an industry that does so much to celebrate love and family. I am so lucky to have this job, and to be able to share such happiness.

Right now, in Japan, so many families are suffering tremendous loss, confusion, and pain. Not only have they lost friends and loved ones, but basic needs like food and shelter are now scarce for many. Many blogs, as well as my own, that celebrate the wedding industry have agreed to stop posting for one day, and to use that day to raise funds via their blogs.

The immediate need for help for those in Japan is the dire need for shelter. It is because of this need that the wonderful blogs, Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours, who have started this Blogger's Day Of Silence, have handpicked ShelterBox as the organization to donate to.

ShelterBox provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. Each large green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. A whole box costs $1,000 (US), and initially, this effort's goal was to raise $5500. Because of the generosity of so many of you, they have, at the time I am writing this post, raised over $19,000, and counting...

Please join us.

If you would like to share this on your own blog, do not hesitate!


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