The images from Japan are very disturbing to me. As I live my comfortable life, I know that in Japan, people are homeless, suffering, dying. When I consider what it is that I can do when a catastrophe like this hits, I always remember something I heard long ago: I can give of my Time, Treasure, or Talent. I admire those that are giving of their time and talent. I have humbly given a bit of my treasure.
I use Charity Navigator to evaluate the various organizations that are making relief efforts. If you have never visited the site, you might find it helpful.
I don’t consider myself rah-rah-religious, but Convoy of Hope ( a religious disaster relief organization) does a kick-ass job at what they do. In a matter of a few computer clicks, I sent them a few bucks, and specified that they be used for the Japan catastrophe. You can do that right from the Charity Navigator site.
I’m not writing this to toot my own horn. I simply wanted to point out how easy it is to help.