Tragedy Stricken Japan faces 10,000 deaths
Mother-Nature has vicariously taken the lives of, the most current number, about 10,000 citizens in Japan. On Friday (March 11th), Japan was hit with a earthquake which measured at 8.9 magnitude. Already reaching their breaking point, Mother-nature did nothing but worsen matters serving Japan with a string line of aftershocks which submerged into a self-destructive Tsunami.
Combining forces caused an explosion of the main cooling systems and backup generators, releasing radiation. This natural disaster is said to be among the worst since War War II, leaving the community with little food, water and electricity.
“First I was worried about the quake,” said Kenji Koshiba, a construction worker who lives near the plant. “Now I’m worried about radiation.” He spoke at an emergency center in Koriyama, about 40 miles (60 kilometers) from the most troubled reactors and 125 miles (190 kilometers) north of Tokyo.
President Barack Obama has pledged aid to support the disaster, along with the hip hop community. The Hip Hop community has also devoted their attentions toward helping those in need i.e., Hurricane Katrina and earthquake disaster in Haiti by showing their support.
Singer/songwriter Wyclef Jean, known for his disaster relief efforts in Haiti, states, “My deepest condolences to the ppl of Japan, stay strong. I am currently on the ground in Haiti campaigning w @presidentmicky.”
Others have also taken to Twitter to share their thoughts and support to Japan.
“To all my ppl in Japan Stay United & We Are Praying For You Strong On This End. personal friends hit me up so I know ur ok. #concerned,” tweeted Freddie Foxx aka Bumpy Knuckles, who also noted Japan’s strong support of hip-hop culture.
“Send my condolonces to the ppl in #japan right now! … and every city or country affected by this situation!,” tweeted Raekwon.
“My prayers go out to everyone in japan!!! We have to love one another and come together as a planet!!!!,” tweeted Chris Brown, also adding, “Life is way too precious to waste on ignorance!!! We have to come together!!! All of us! Every race, gender, etc. I love you all.”
“GOD BLESS everyone in Japan and anyone affected by this disaster- you are in every thought and prayer!!,” tweeted Sean “Diddy” Combs.
“God bless japan !!!,” tweeted Styles P.
With the help of our country, text-based donations was huge success for the support of Haiti, raising
In recent efforts, texted based donations raised tens of millions of dollars for Haiti in 2010 . Please take part in supporting Japan by donating.
- To donate to American Red Cross Relief, text REDCROSS to 90999
- To donate to Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization that does community outreach and disaster response, text TSUNAMI to 50555
- To donate to GlobalGiving, which focuses on “grassroots projects in the developing world,” text JAPAN to 5055
- To donate to Save the Children, an independent organization dedicated to helping children in need, text JAPAN to 20222
- To donate to The Salvation Army, text JAPAN or QUAKE to80888
- To donate to World Relief Corp., the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, text WAVE to 50555
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