In case you’ve been living in a cave WITHOUT internet access, a terrible earthquake struck Japan at 2pm Friday (their time) causing an equally terrible tsunami to slam against the coast.  Death and destruction are spread across the region and the people there really need all the help they can get.

If you are missing a loved one, Google Person Finder may be able to help you.

A few places to donate money to disaster relief causes:

Convoy of Hope

Global Giving

International Medical Corps

Red Cross

Save the Children

and World Vision

Also, texting TSUNAMI to 50555 to donate $10 to Convoy of Hope or REDCROSS to 90999 to donate from your phone.

I’m grateful my friends and family in affected areas are safe and sound right now, and I can only hope more people are found alive as the days go by.