(Necklace was a gorgeous gift from Anna of WSAKE)
I was flying to Santa Cruz, last Friday as news of the earthquake and tsunami hit the US. Rushing through layovers and boarding calls, I didn't have much time to absorb exactly what had happened...I just knew it was bad. On Saturday, we stood overlooking the bay, counting sunken boats and broken docks. While surprising, what I saw was nothing compared to what had ravaged a country an ocean away. My stomach jumped and turned, strangely frightened by each wave I watched...imagining the emotions of those who had clung desperately to loved ones as their world washed away.
What's a girl to do...especially when she's an ocean away?
Given that I, a little midwestern girl, had coincidentally found myself in one of the few places in the US effected by the tsunami...on the exact day of the tsunami, it meant I should do something. I could just give money, I know. But, as always, I find it more fulfilling to support causes by spreading the love around. So, next week, I'll be featuring giveaways every day...and each item made by an artist who is donating proceeds to Japan relief projects. All you'll have to do is leave a comment and promise to send some prayers (or good mojo if you're not religious) in the general direction of Japan and you could win.
In addition to giveaways, for each comment left on next week's giveaway posts, I'll be donating a quarter to ShelterBox, an organization sending relief boxes to families in Japan...blessed boxes containing tents, blankets, cooking utensils and other vital items that will make life a little easier.
Please be sure to drop by next week. :)