Saturday, March 19, 2011


I feel like lately it's just been one earthquake after another.Japan has been the latest victim to suffer from a record breaking 8.9 earthquake, the biggest to hit Japan in 140 years, followed by a tsunami with waves 30 feet high! The earthquake caused roads to shift, sidewalks to break, buildings to shake, and has shifted Japan 13 FEET CLOSER TO THE U.S.!The earthquake also caused for the earth's axis to be shifted 6.5 inches, shortening the day by 1.6 microseconds.

The tsunami that was caused because of this gigantic earthquake caused so much destruction.It took everything in its path, cars,boats, trucks, houses, roads, trees, and unfortunately, people. As of March 16, 2011, there is a total of 10,000 Japanese citizens missing, with the number increasing every day.
After watching videos and seeing pictures of when the tsunami hit and the aftermath it left behind, it just breaks my heart. It truly makes me sad just to think of the fear these people must have felt when they saw the big 30 feet waves coming at them. One day their lives were normal, the next they were left with nothing, no possessions, their homes are gone, they have loved ones missing....their lives will never be the same...Japan will never be the same.

If all this wasn't enough, now Japan is facing a possible nuclear catastrophe from the Fukushima facility. President Obama has pledged to help Japan in any way possible. The White House said in a statement," The president briefed Prime Minister Kan on the additional support being provided by the U.S., including specialized military assets with expertise in nuclear response and consequence management". I'm glad that the U.S. is lending a hand in this time of crisis. Obama couldn't have said it any better when he said, " "Even if those allies are themselves economically advanced and powerful, there are moments where they need our help, and we're bound together by a common humanity".

There are so many ways you can help Japan in this time of need. It doesn't have to be anything big because of every little help counts. You can go online to and donate as little as $5 or as much as you want. Also visit and help a child that has been affected by the disaster in Japan. You can also raise money for the relief efforts taking place right now. Like I said,every little counts especially when it comes from our hearts.When tragedy struck us on 9/11, the world connected together, mourned with us, and embraced us with love. Now it's our turn to return the love and unite for the victims of this horrifying disaster.

 I hope the following pictures just bring compassion to your hearts like it did for mine.

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