Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Urge Your Grocery Store to Protect Seals : The Humane Society of the United States

Blood on the Ice

Canada's cruel seal slaughter has begun, although mother seals can barely find ice to give birth on and the bottom is dropping out of the world market for seal fur. Thousands of restaurants refuse to serve Canadian seafood until the slaughter stops, and this boycott is having an impact.
Let's show Canada that the end to the seal slaughter is as inevitable as melting ice. 
Join the 2011 boycott to save seals! It’s the first step you can take to help end the slaughter forever.

What are your next steps?

STEP 2: Get the word out. Show Canada’s commercial fishing industry that we will not back down.

Share on FacebookClick to share the pledge by posting on Facebook»
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Email your friends -- copy and paste this text"I just signed the 2011 Boycott to Save Seals. As long as Canada’s commercial fishing industry slaughters baby seals, I refuse to buy Canadian seafood. If you care about animals, will you join me? Click to sign the pledge»
It is up to all of us to send the Canadian fishing industry a message they cannot ignore: Stop the killing of defenseless seal pups, or we'll put you out of business. Thanks for helping save seals!"

STEP 3:  Act on your promise to boycott Canadian seafood.

Friday, November 4, 2011


Transcript from NBCs TODAY Show: Shop til you drop! Top sites for saving:
This morning on "Today's Consumer," the best shopping websites. We’re only three weeks away from Cyber Monday, so it's a good time to get an idea of where you can get some great deals. The current issue of ShopSmart; magazine lists its top picks and Lisa Lee Friedman is the Editor-in-Chief. Good morning. I’m just addicted to shopping online but it's great when you can find great deals and great sites. How did you come up with your list?
Well, this year's list, we looked at all of these different websites to find out what are some of the hottest trends in online shopping, so these sites really represent some of those hot trends. In addition, we wanted to pick sites that make shopping more fun and interesting and easier. We also screened all of the websites to make sure that they fit our criteria for trustworthiness. For example, they have clean records with the Better Business Bureau.
That’s very important because it can be difficult if you want to return something. You’ve broken it down into categories and the first is One-of-a-Kind Finds. What does that mean?
A lot of websites carry things that are unique or things you're not going to find everywhere. is one great example. The users create all kinds of crazy products. For example, a cell phone charger that you stick to your windshield and works on solar power or a bendable power strip. Really interesting products there. Of a Kind is another great website in that group. Basically they roll out a different designer every week and have limited edition clothing, accessories, all kinds of stuff. You might not like it one week but the next week might be really great stuff.
That’s cool.
And One Step Ahead is for parents. They've got all kinds of great children's products that are screened by a panel of parents. When there's a product that people want and doesn't exist in the marketplace, they'll actually create products. So there's unique products there as well.
The second category is Secondhand Shopping. First on your list is
Everyone knows about eBay and secondhand shopping is a great way to save. A lot of these new sites work in social networks. They link up the whole secondhand shopping to Facebook and Twitter. Addoway works with your Facebook account, so if you're a Facebook junky and want to find a seller that you know other people have dealt with or someone who's in your network, this is a great way to find somebody who's trustworthy.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Free Bracelet With Every Handbag Purchase!

Free Bracelet With Every Handbag Purchase!

We are giving away a beautiful stretch shell bracelet with every handbag purchase, while supplies last.* Additional bracelets available at $8 each in your choice of 7 shimmering colors.
Refresh your style with this chic wide shell stretch bracelet. Featuring a stretch cuff design, made of lustrous shells. The piece measures about 1-1/3" in width, and fits comfortably around most wrist sizes. This shell bracelet has a soft sheen that looks glamorous with any outfit.

Colors include: Natural, coral, gold, forest green, aqua blue, purple, and rosy dark brown.
*Limited time only. While supplies last. Free bracelet is natural shell color as shown.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Watching Our Flag Burn With Pride

Last night I had the privilege of attending my first US Flag Retirement ceremony, courtesy of my son's Cub Scout pack. It was held outdoors at the end of our annual Halloween meeting around a dying campfire, in the dark, amidst dozens of kids and their parents, who had been up to this point laughing and joking while watching the skits the various dens put on. Then the annoucement that we had a flag that needed to be retired and complete silence was required. You could have heard a pin drop.

It's pitch black, campfire has gone out, only the glow of embers...soooo quiet...a flattened cardboard box is laid on the embers while someone starts reciting the ceremony by flashlight. The box ignites, & an old tattered flag is laid onto the flames. At that moment, flames shoot up as if on cue - illuminating faces watching in silent awe as we hear:
Flag retirement ceremony
Photo Courtesy of Scott Adams 
"I AM OLD GLORY; for more than 9 score years I have been the banner of hope and freedom for generation after generation of Americans. Born amid the first flames of America's fight for freedom, I am the symbol of a country that has grown from a little group of 13 colonies to a united nation of 50 sovereign states. Planted firmly on the high pinnacle of American Faith, my gently fluttering folds have proved an inspiration to untold millions. Men have followed me into battle with unwavering courage. They have looked upon me as a symbol of national unity. They have prayed that they and their fellow citizens might continue to enjoy the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, which have been granted to every American as the heritage of free men. So long as men love liberty more than life itself, so long as they treasure the priceless privileges bought with the blood of our forefathers; so long as the principles of truth, justice and charity for all remain deeply rooted in human hearts, I shall continue to be the enduring banner of the United States of America."

Monday, August 29, 2011

Free Bracelet With Every Handbag Purchase!

We are giving away a beautiful stretch shell bracelet with every handbag purchase, while supplies last.* Additional bracelets available at $8 each in your choice of 7 shimmering colors.
Refresh your style with this chic wide shell stretch bracelet. Featuring a stretch cuff design, made of lustrous shells. The piece measures about 1-1/3" in width, and fits comfortably around most wrist sizes. This shell bracelet has a soft sheen that looks glamorous with any outfit.

Colors include: Natural, coral, gold, forest green, aqua blue, purple, and rosy dark brown.
*Limited time only. While supplies last. Free bracelet is natural shell color as shown.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

You can still make purchases but your order will not ship until 8/21.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Famine and Drought Crisis in East Africa

UPDATE: Handbags4Hunger has added the option to support relief efforts in Africa, as one of the choices during checkout.

Cate Turton / Department for
International Development
On July 20th, the United Nations officially declared a famine in parts of Somalia. This is the first time in 11 years that a major famine has been declared. The last one, in 2000, was in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

Here are the facts that are being reported about the current crisis: 
Areas of East Africa, including Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, are experiencing one of the worst droughts in 60 years...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Medicines and Emergency Aid Rushed to Joplin

The terrible tragedies the United States have suffered due to natural disasters in the past 2 weeks have resulted in crushing need. Floods, wildfires and now tornadoes. The extent of the pain people are suffering due to the tornadoes on May 22 in Joplin, MO where over 125 were killed, and more killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas 2 days later -- is so palpable I find myself cringing.
Joplin, MO // But our flag was still there.

"But our Flag Was Still There" -- By 
el clinto: 
May 23, 2011
The stories of people losing their loved ones are so hard to watch - like Hank and Catherine Hamil in Piedmont, OK who lost both sons - ages 3 and 15 months. Terrible and so hard to go on living. But live they must because Catherine is pregnant with their 4th child. This new baby will grow up never knowing his brothers. Someday they will all be reunited but for now the pain is unimaginable. Please keep them all in your prayers.

And with that I am letting you know we have just added another option to direct your proceeds - to the U.S. Disaster Relief Fund through AmeriCares, a 4-star charity as evaluated by Charity Navigator. They have been posting on Facebook and Twitter about shipments of aid they are rushing to Joplin, including badly needed medicines, emergency supplies and bottled water. They just announced that any donations made to AmeriCares by May 31 will be matched up to $100,000.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kate Middleton’s Handbag From Her Epic Meeting With Michelle Obama Has Been Identified

Kate Middleton’s Handbag From Her Epic Meeting With Michelle Obama Has Been Identified

Photo: TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images

The black silk clutch she carried was "Maud" by Anya Hindmarch, the label announced today in a press release. Now that that's out, the bag will probably sell out in all kinds of stores. But the good thing about the stuff Kate wears is that it's usually generic enough that, if you want the same thing, you can pretty easily find something similar enough to be satisfying.

A quick search for the Maud clutch shows it is already out of stock in Ivory at the online shop. The black version is not shown. Price?  or $351.73 USD.

By: Amy Odell at New York Magazine.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Meet Sohaib Athar, Accidental Witness of Osama Bin Laden Raid - The Atlantic

Meet Sohaib Athar, Accidental Witness of Osama Bin Laden Raid - The Atlantic

The 34-year-old IT consultant from Lahore, Pakistan, liveblogged the attack on Bin Laden's compound without knowing it
Hours before Keith Urbahn, Donald Rumsfeld's chief of staff, tweeted that he had received confirmation from a reliable source that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a raid about 60km outside of Islamabad, Pakistan, one man near the scene of the action was an accidental witness. "Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)," Sohaib Athar tweeted, before letting his few hundred followers know he wanted it gone. "Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant swatter :-/"
When it became clear that Athar was tweeting from his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, hours before anybody outside of the Obama Administration knew what had happened, @ReallyVirtual, his Twitter handle, has added thousands of followers. (As of this writing, Athar has more than 50,000.) News organizations and bloggers were quick to publish brief profiles of Athar before he had spoken to anybody -- "For the people who are trying to email me to reach me, I simply can't filter out the notifications from the emails :-(." But, in all of the excitement, they got some of the details confused.
"A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S"
According to his Twitter, Athar spent some time this morning speaking with Mosharraf Zaidi and Omar Waraich, reporters covering Pakistan, and somebody from Reuters because they got to him before he could go to sleep. We can anticipate more detailed information soon. Until then, this is what we know:
Sohaib Athar is a 34-year-old IT consultant born in Lahore, Pakistan. According to his Twitter biography, he's living in Abbottabad while "taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains with his laptops." He moved there two years ago from Lahore, where he seems to have spent his entire life. A 1996 graduateof Forman Christian College in Lahore, Athar earned his BSc in Pure and Applied Mathematics and Physics before going on to complete Masters-level studies in Computer Science at the University of the Punjab.
Athar maintains a blog at In the past, Athar has used this space to write about programming-related topics, document the deaths of protestors and even to complain about the state. Last July, when Athar's wife and son were in an accident he described as "near-fatal" with a police van, he took to ReallyVirtual. "Most of us Pakistani IT professionals spend our lived shielded from the 'system,'" Athar wrote. "Yes, we sometimes come out of our shells and protest against whatever we believe we have to demonstrate against -- and yes, we do write blog posts and opine and criticize and debate, and sometimes we attend the feel-good TEDx talks to 'spread ideas' -- but living in front of our computers, we rarely get a first-hand experience of the system that we loathe (but one that we have to live in)." Athar went on to conclude that he was shocked and disgusted by the "state of our legal and health system."
Before this morning, though, it had been nearly a year since Athar updated "The Guy Who Liveblogged the Osama Raid Without Knowing It" was the title of his most recent blog entry, filed under "Etc." The post: " what I am for the next few hours on twitter," he wrote, explaining the headline. "I am too tired and sleepy to blog or talk about it though, but I guess it is finally time to revive this abandoned blog. Maybe tomorrow..."
He knew interest was mounting. After tweeting about the helicopter hovering over Abbottabad, Athar continued to update his feed, essentially liveblogging the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound without knowing the details. "A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S," he wrote. At this point, Athar started exchanging Twitter messages with others in Pakistan. To Mohcin Shah in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, he wrote: "all silent after the blast, but a friend heard it 6 km away too... the helicopter is gone too." Staying on top of the story, Athar predicted the event was part of "a complicated situation" as the Taliban "(probably) don't have helicopters."
Athar continued tweeting, with dozens of updates before the story spread across the United States. And then his profile exploded, with new followers coming in from every corner of the globe. Athar downplayed his role in the event: "I am JUST a tweeter, awake at the time of the crash," he wrote. "Not many twitter users in Abbottabad, these guys are more into facebook. That's all." Just another case of being in the right place at the right time -- or the wrong place at the wrong time.
Now, after a long night, he rests. "Bin Laden is dead," Athar tweeted three hours ago. "I didn't kill him. Please let me sleep now."

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spare us shoganai as we face an ominous spring | The Japan Times Online

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Bitter harvest: Fukushima farmer Sumiko Matsuno (left) and a friend bag carrots on March 24 despite their worries that no one will buy them due to radiation fears. AP PHOTO

F or two weeks now, ever since death and destruction swept northeastern Japan, all of us here have been trying to get our heads around this catastrophe.
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Warm wishes: Evacuees from the radiation zone around TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant wait in the cold at a refuge on March 24 to receive donated clothing. AP PHOTO
The number of victims is mind-numbing; the fatalities, the missing, the homeless. The longer-term challenges, too — environmentally, socially and economically — have our minds spinning with fears, uncertainties, future scenarios and alternative plans.
Two weeks ago, my editor asked me to write an article sharing some observations on the unfolding tragedy. I couldn't. Even now, I find gathering my thoughts an unfamiliar challenge, despite being well used to both the rigors of the law and of academia.
The damage is too great, the impacts too far-reaching, the wounds too raw. Warnings, admonitions and half-formed exhortations come easily, but so do cliches and false generalizations.
It will take months, if not years, to tease apart the tangle of conflicting priorities that now face Japan and, to some extent, global society. As a result, much of what we say today will sound trite in time to come — if not within days or hours — and some will prove to be simply wrong.
N atural disasters on an unprecedented scale have torn northeastern Japan apart: a monstrous earthquake with terrifying (and ongoing) aftershocks, and a mountainous tsunami. In a region of the country not known for severe quakes, what people fear most brought a perfect storm of calamity.
That's because the terrors of Friday, March 11, were just the beginning. Within hours, four nuclear reactors began their dizzying dance of collapse, to the edge of meltdown and back, for lack of coolant.
All of which left each of us dealing with the situation in very different ways. Some frantically tracked down information and compared notes with others trying to make sense of the chaos. Others resigned themselves to passive acceptance, waiting to see what would happen.
"What was that book?" my wife asked, " 'Quiet Spring'?"
" 'Silent Spring,' " I replied. The seminal 1962 book by Rachel Carson warned of the dangers that DDT and other chemicals pose to ecosystems and songbirds. It is also often accorded a key role in launching the environmental movement.
"Well, this is ominous spring," she observed dryly, getting on with her daily routine as I busily checked radiation readings and wind directions in Tokyo and coastal areas to the north.
It is telling that in Japan we don't so much fear human malfeasance, guns in the wrong hands, thieves or murderers; the things that scare us most are the terrors of nature.
As an outsider who has been on the inside here for more than 20 years, it seems to me that the Japanese most fear the deadly power and destruction of nature when it comes without warning, without reason or recourse. Earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis and floods would undoubtedly top the list.
And there is something about earthquakes in particular that permits a sort of mass abdication of responsibility.
Earthquakes just happen. The newest cellphones pulse and buzz when geological sensors around the country register that a quake is imminent. But the warnings often come when the shaking has already begun — or just as often, they don't come at all.
We are able to build sturdy, steel-frame houses, but much of each day is spent in offices, schools and on public transportation — all places where safety and structural sturdiness vary from excellent to questionable.
We do what we can to prepare, and we leave the rest to the architects, civil engineers, bureaucrats — and fate. I n Japan, fatalism is culturally ingrained, and one of the most commonly used expressions in all manner of circumstances is shoganai (it can't be helped). For foreigners, this can be exasperating, especially for those from nations that embrace "pulling yourself up by your own boot straps." But that's the way it is and we get used to it. It can't be helped.
As a result, when disatrous temblors strike Japan, as they do relatively often, there is minimal finger-pointing. Japanese know that no one is perfect, and nature's wrath surprises even the best of us.
This time, however, Japan has become hostage to its own hubris.
Japan depends on nuclear power for about 30 percent of its electricity, second only to the United States and France. Until now, the threat of a nuclear reactor meltdown has been an abstract gamble that most Japanese citizens, politicians and business leaders have been willing to take.
Nuclear power oversight by the government and inspections by utility giants in the Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe) and Kanto (Tokyo and Yokohama) regions have long been suspect, and since nuclear power was first introduced in 1966, there have been cracks, leaks, injuries and deaths.
Nevertheless, most Japanese — and, in large part, the country's media, too — have turned a blind eye to these failings. After all, we all need electricity.
Ask Japanese what they like most about Japan, and many will reply, "It's safe and convenient."
"Safe" is relative, of course, but it means that we do indeed have few thieves, and no shooters or bombers.
"Convenient" means we can get just about anything we want 24/7. In most cities, electric trains run often and on time, and for as much as 20 hours a day; 24-hour convenience stores sell almost anything you might need, and vending machines save us trips to convenience stores.
We have cellphones that give us 24-hour connections to family, friends and colleagues, to train schedules and tickets, to social networks, global positioning and, of course, pizza delivery.
We have kitchen appliances that perform even the simplest of tasks on our behalf, and we have heated toilet seats with numerous functions that spray, wash and dry.
We have elevators, escalators, electric vehicles — and world-famous neon — as well as high-tech, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities nationwide.
So as Japan rebounds and rebuilds, one multi-billion-dollar question that must be answered is this: In a society that is totally dependent on electricity and has become wedded to the notion that convenience is the backbone of modernity both now and in the future, how will Japan satisfy its energy needs in the decades to come? U ntil now, about 60 percent of Japan's electricity has been generated using fossil fuels, while about 30 percent has come from nuclear power, and about 8 percent from hydro power. Other renewable sources provide only 2 percent.
Eager to stabilize and reduce carbon emissions, and because fossil fuels, in particular oil and gas, will inevitably become less abundant and more expensive worldwide as time goes on, Japan has been aiming to raise nuclear power generation to 40 percent of its overall power-supply mix.
Worldwide, too, because of growing concern about climate change due to human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide and methane, as well as other man-made chemicals, nuclear power has been getting a second look from many governments.
Japan in particular faces a power squeeze. It is one of the top three energy consumers in the world, behind the U.S. and China, but is only 16 percent energy self-sufficient, and it has yet to make a strong commitment to developing alternative energy sources.
Japan's future prosperity depends on electricity — lots of it. More efficiency can help, but at present, oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear energy power this nation. Now, with the spectre of radiation spreading across the Kanto plain and its 40-odd million people, Japanese citizens are going to need a whole lot of convincing that nuclear reactors can be made fail-safe.
The government can no longer cow its citizens as easily as it once could. And, who knows, even the media may start to actively fulfil its duty in a democracy to seek out and share information with the public, and call for accountability when appropriate.
But Japan is still fundamentally an island nation where "groupthink" can be forced on the majority by dominant minorities.
Keidanren, for example, Japan's powerful business association, is very unlikely to support an increase in alternative energy use unless the central government also provides a comprehensive and realistic blueprint for coherent, subsidized, long-term development.
Ironically, concerns over nuclear power could push Japan to reconsider some of those fearful forces of nature as harbingers of a new energy portfolio. Japan is short in conventional energy sources, but it is rich in potential for harnessing wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and tidal energy.
With time, investment and commitment, Japan could also make great strides in the development of hydrogen-based power systems for electricity generation and transportation. S o, as we move forward from this tragedy, another key question comes to mind: Will fear of radiation and anger at the utilities' apparent ineptitude remain ingrained in consumers' and voters' minds? Or will shoganai creep in and allow grudging acceptance of the nuclear power status quo?
Japan faces an unimaginable crisis, one that puts it at the crossroads of change and demands a rethink of energy use and generation. But that same crisis also offers a chance for Japan to get it right.
What Japan does is, however, crucially important beyond its own shores as well, because whatever Japan decides will influence development policies worldwide for decades to come.
Shoganai may be reasonable for events that have already occurred. But the future of Japan, and of our planet, is ours to decide. And it can be helped.
Stephen Hesse teaches in the Chuo University Law Faculty and is the director of the Chuo International Center. He can be contacted

Japan Update 3/26: Death Toll 10151, Survivors Face Daily Struggle

by Chuck Larlham

The official death toll has risen by fewer than 100 over the past 24 hours, to 10,151.  During the same time, the number of missing has fallen by about 500 to 17,053, suggesting that identifications of the dead are reducing the latter list.  But no one is fooled; the number actually missing is far higher than the list of missing people would suggest.  Whole towns are gone, and their people with them.
To create its daily official death toll, the government counts the bodies collected from the shores of tsunami-ravaged northeast Japan, and says that more will come.  It counts the bodies collected as it slowly and carefully cleans up the meters-thick layer of mud and debris where towns used to be.  It counts the bodies it collects, and warns of untold numbers to come, but it will not speculate on how high those numbers might go… and it does not officially recognize the estimates of the missing from the few remaining local town officials in the devastated area.
The number of survivors in government-operated shelters declines slowly.  The highest count given was about 350,000, which is down now to less than 250,000.  Still, humanitarian aid distribution is difficult.  While some say delivery of humanitarian aid has turned the corner, for many it remains elusive.  The lack of fuel, the destruction of roads and rail, and the fact that many roads are simply blocked by the mud and debris left by the retreating tsunami, mean that getting through with food and water is often difficult.  Even, according to some reports, the Yakuza are complaining that their humanitarian efforts are often unsuccessful because of such impediments.
The temporary return of winter has once again made life more miserable for the refugees.  With no heat or light, and not enough food to sustain them, sub-freezing temperatures are a threat to the more vulnerable among them… especially the aged, of whom there are many.  Illness has become a factor as well, and the indirect effects of the tsunami, hunger, disease and despair, are about to begin adding to the death toll.
Winter also makes the clean up more difficult, since the government is attempting to clean up in a fashion that allows for the recovery of bodies without their destruction in the process, and that means the use of truly heavy machinery and rapid excavation techniques is not possible.  As hundreds, perhaps thousands of bodies are uncovered the death toll will continue to rise.
Japan faces, as did America after 9/11, months of constant reminders in body count and devastation as the clean up continues.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

2011 Japan Earthquake

UPDATE: Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami - Handbags4Hunger is now donating all hunger proceeds to Japan, via the American Red Cross.

On March 11, 2011 at 14.46 (local time), a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck 81 miles (130km) east of Sendai, the capital of Miyagi prefecture (Japan), followed by a 13 foot tsunami. It is with great concern we are seeing the images from Japan. The scene of the devastation is quite amazing. It will be a while for all of us to get a full sense of the disaster and its impact. Microsoft has activated its disaster response protocol to monitor the situation in Japan and other areas on tsunami warning alert, and offer support as appropriate. We are taking a number of steps, including ensuring the safety of our employees and their families and assessing all of our facilities for any impact.

    Ways to Help:

    Several organizations are offering support to help victims of the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief. Here are a few ways you can help:

    • The American Red Cross is accepting donations for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami
      relief. Individuals can also text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to donate $10 from their mobile phone.
    • Save the Children is responding to the needs of children and families affected by the earthquake and its aftermath. Donations can be made to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.
    • International Medical Corps is responding to the health needs of the disaster's victims.
    • World Vision has announced mobilization in response to the earthquake and tsunami.
    • NetHope, a collaboration of the world’s leading humanitarian response organizations
      is mobilizing efforts to support aid agencies responding in the region.
    • Mercy Corps is working with its partner Charity Peace Winds Japan to accept donations.
    • AidMatrix is working with its partners to connect resources and materiel for various response efforts. Needs for In-Kind and Transportation donations are being assess and will be posted to
      the AidMatrix network as they become available.

    News and Resources:

    • Search Bing for the latest quake information
    • Get the latest news from MSNBC
    • See updated images
    • Watch related videos
    • Get breaking news on Twitter

    Microsoft Disaster Response: Community Involvement

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