|(AP Photo/NHK TV)|
The Huffington Post put together a great list of earthquake relief efforts in “How to Help Japan: Earthquake Relief Options.” They highlight many, many great organizations, from Save the Children to the International Animal Welfare Fund.
I thought I’d take today to highlight several relief efforts by the YA/MG community.
Author Maureen Johnson raised nearly $15,000 for Shelterbox in a few days. (She'd raised about the same amount for New Zealand not too long ago.) Shelterbox is an international relief charity that delivers emergency shelters and supplies to disaster areas. Her fundraiser is over, but you can still donate to Shelterbox directly.
|A Shelterbox on the way to Japan.|
An international group of kidlit writers with a connection to Japan have formed Write Hope. They’re putting together an auction of books, critiques, and other prizes over the next few weeks. (Psst, you might even be able to win a signed ARC of Memento Nora.) The proceeds will go to Save the Children’s relief fund.
|Write Hope's mascot, Nozomi.|
Do you guys know of any other authors or writers’ organizations that are doing something for Japanese disaster relief? If so, please share the details below. My challenge to you is to go forth and help, if you haven't already (and even if you have). Japan is going to need help for awhile to recover from a disaster of this magnitude.