In Remembrance of Japan Two Years Later

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since the devastating disaster in Japan. But even two years later, the memory is still so freshly imprinted in our minds. It’s so important to take a moment to remember the lives lost and the survivors from that tragic day, and to remember never to take our lives and our loved ones for granted.

The thing that still touched us most is the outpouring of kindness and generosity through For Japan With Love that came out of this tragic day. It was truly an incredible thing to witness the blogging community from all over the world come together to reach out and help. Over 1,200 bloggers participated in the Bloggers Day of Silence and because of this, we were able to raise $66,733 within two weeks! And after our friends in the Bay Area organized a charity event on behalf of For Japan With Love, the grand total ended up being $73,000! And all raised within one month. The idea still overwhelms us.

We are grateful for Lydia of Ever Ours for finding ShelterBox, such an amazing organization to donate to. And for the Shelterbox team for bringing our donations to those people in need. And we are especially grateful for all of you who reached out and contributed. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Let’s just take a moment to remember what happened two years ago today, to remember those who cannot speak anymore and those who have lost so much that day. Our hearts and minds will forever be with you.

Watch this video created by ShelterBox reflecting on the 2 years since the devestating earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan and how YOU helped rebuild their lives.