Want to help?

Obviously, we dodged a big bullet here in Hawaii.  The Japanese earthquake triggered a tsunami that wreaked devastation in Japan, and could easily have done the same here.  Instead, we had some reported property damage, but no reports of injury or loss of life.

Grateful?  You bet! And though I thank our lucky stars that we weren’t affected, I ache for those in Japan, and their families.  Since we have a huge Japanese population here in Hawaii, we know many who have family dead or missing.

Want to help the relief effort? Here are some ways:

Lutheran World Relief

Mashable.com lists ways to donate through Twitter, Facebook and iTunes.

The American Red Cross, always there in a crisis

Doctors without Borders provides urgent and emergency medical care

…and others