Today I am posting, the first of what will become a regular feature called Video Feature of the month. I hope you enjoy it.
Have any of you ever participated in a fund raising project or donated money to a charity such as the Canadian Cancer Society, or an organization like the Red Cross, which helps victims of disasters, famines and wars all around the around the world?
It is easy to see the results of our fund raising when it is for something immediate like a school project, or a sports team. Unfortunately, we often don't see the results, or even receive thanks for a lot of the money we give to charitable organizations. All we can hope is that the money is spent wisely on what is important, and not squandered or stolen by corrupt officials.
The following video is a wonderful example of how assistance and hope can be provided through effective fund raising by members of the public, help from organizations such as The Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, governments and volunteers from around the world.
On March 11, 2011 Miyagi Prefecture in Japan suffered a terrible earthquake and tsunami, which is now commonly referred to as 3.11, just as the attack on the World Trade Centre is simply called 911).
This video is a special thank you from the people of the Tohoku area who suffered such terrible losses during that earthquake and tsunami, but who are rebuilding their lives with hope and courage. It is their way of telling us how much they appreciated the fact that we cared enough about them to send money to help them recover from a disaster none of us would ever like to face in our own lives.
To find out more or to donate
If you want to read more about the Japanese relief program, or donate money to help, go to the following website to see all the different options for your donations go to the Huffington Post: How to Help Japan Earthquake Relief .
If this video helped you remember how important it is to have "hope" in our lives, or made you feel something, send it to all your friends so that they can appreciate it too.