If you haven't heard, Japan was hit with a massive earthquake today (now their yesterday). Authors all over are fund raising, doing matches and encouraging aid and support.
Here are a few links:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/11/how-to-help-japan-earthquake-relief_n_834484.html (A list of committed organizations already for aid)
http://jesshaines.com/blog/2011/03/11/please-help-japan-after-todays-trajedy/#respond (Jess is doing an equal match up to $250 fund raiser on her blog. Details can be found there.)
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/japan.quake/index.html (This isn't easy to watch, and for those who were close to Katrina, be prepared.)
Red cross is doing a text fund raiser: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10
Convoy of Hope Go to http://www.convoyofhope.org or text TSUNAMI to 50555 to donate $10.
Salvation Army: Text either the word JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to make a $10 donation or call 1-800-SALARMY or go to http://www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
If you can spare even the $10 for aid, it would help. Entire cities are destroyed, homes, oil refineries, airports. This has been the worst earthquake in their history since they began tracking them. And they're still suffering aftershocks.
There are warnings along the west coast and Hawai'i as well for tsunami waves. For those on the west coast and further, my prayers are with you.