Monday, March 14, 2011

Help Japan


I am absolutely heartbroken by the terrible tragedy that has taken place in Japan. Please talk to your friends and families and figure out what you can do. Remember: You're never too young to help!

23 comments:

The Narrator said...

Thank you for this.

I've heard a lot of panic and fear about that online, and seeing someone encouraging people to help is refreshing. Again, thank you.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree... The only thing is: I don't know what I can do to help!

Kitty said...

prayforjapan ;A;

A moment of silence please

netta said...

I am talking to my princapal about a fundrasier called jam for jpan more to come....

Anonymous said...

Thanks

Kirsten Miller said...

Anonymous #1: I am going to do some research and offer some suggestions!

Rachel said...

Netta: I love your idea! Pure Genius! WHAT A SMARTY PANTS! Creative titles always rock and motivate people!

I am going to do a fundraiser at my school too.

Toodles*** said...

I know!!! It's so sad :'(.

Our school is probably going to do a fundraiser for it soon.

And what makes me even more sad is that we just got a Japanese transfer student about 3 weeks ago!!! I've been waiting for her to contact me, since I don't have her email address, she only has mine.

But apparently her area is okay, so that's good. I tried to tell her about Kiki Strike, but I don't think she understood a word I said.

cupcakedoll said...

You can donate to the Red Cross directly from amazon.com, it'll bill your credit card the same as if you're ordering a book. Most of us are probably don't have our own credit card or amazon account, but I bet your parents do. Just hand them the five bucks or whatever and ask them to do the amazon thing.

Betsy said...

Texting "RED CROSS" to 90999 donates $10 to help fund rescue work in Japan. Just be sure to get permission from whoever pays your phone bill because it's automatically deducted. Easy and helpful!

Kirsten Miller said...

Thanks cupcake doll and Betsy. The Red Cross is probably the best suggestion. I hear there are a lot of fraudulent "charities" out there right now. And for those of you who have fundraisers at your school, I will personally contribute to each and every one. Just send me a note at kikistrike@gmail.com. (Unless you're a blog regular, I will need some sort of proof that the fundraiser actually exists!)

Anonymous said...

Dear Kirsten:

Thanks in advance for screening the charities for Japan relief.

Robert in San Diego

Kitty said...

There's a lot of websites that lists ways to help:

http://yhoo.it/hRdFyn
http://4NN.cx/58532

Those are just two off the top of my head :3

Anonymous said...

Thanks, my school is going to do a fundraiser too!

--Anonymous #1

Rachel said...

Dear visitors,
Does anyone know of a good author or someone online who is known for their good advice who I can email?

The Narrator said...

Rachel:

Kirsten herself is a lovely person to talk to (I've been bugging her myself for a couple years now), but she's bombarded with emails constantly so she might not get to you right away, and most advice usually needs to be expedited for immediate use, in my experience.

What exactly are you needing? Maybe one of us can help. I'm not renowned for my stellar advice, but I can give it a shot or help you get to someone who knows.

Just drop me a line if you're interested. I'm happy to help.

~Narrator

Toodles*** said...

Awww Kirsten thats so nice of you! I will tell you if we do end up having a fundraiser (which we'd better!!!)

And also, can any of you think of a celebrity or at least someone on google images that look like Betty Bent? Well, when she's not in a disguise, of course. Thanks,I can't think of anyone.

The 355 said...

My best friend Christine's family lives in Japan thank god there all ok but they lost everything and are forced to flee to tokyo. I donated, and my friend robbie and his fellow band mates will be donating the money they make from their concert to Japan. I'm sixteen and all it takes is a simple text to donate! So do it for everyone in Japan! HE RED CROSS: text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone (you'll be prompted to confirm with a second text reading YES). and SALVATION ARMY: Text 'JAPAN' or 'QUAKE' to 80888 to make a $10 donation! hope you can all donate!

Ari the Awesome said...

I just found out that my art teacher will be helping us host a fundraiser for Japan!

Anonymous said...

Fundraisers are an amazing way to, well, fundraise money for Japan. If anyone's wondering how to make one happen just write a note to your principal suggesting one. ALL the advice is appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I was at a concert this past Saturday that was a fundraiser for Japan relief.

Robert in San Diego

Isabella said...

It's so sad about Japan. And it's so soon after the Haitian earthquake and the Gulf oil spill. Thanks for your encouragement to help. :)

@ Rachel:

I don't know so much about emailing (although she might do it), but Gail Carson Levine has a blog on which she posts writing advice on a different topic every Wednesday, based on questions readers leave in the comments. Though she's known for her fairy-tale remakes, nearly all her advice can be applied to multiple genres. (Trust me. I couldn't write a good fairytale if my life depended on it. I'm more horror/sci-fi.) It's gailcarsonlevine.blogspot.com

Isabella said...

It's so sad about Japan, and so soon after the Haitian earthquake and the Gulf oil spill, too. It's uplifting to see that so many people never stop giving.

@Rachel:

I'm not so sure about emailing (although she might do it), but Gail Carson Levine has a blog on which she posts writing advice on a different topic every Wednesday based on questions readers leave in the comments. Though she's mostly known for her fairytale remakes (ie, Ella Enchanted), most of her advice can be applied to multiple genres. (Trust me. I write sci-fi/horror.) It's gailcarsonlevine.blogspot.com