Why we’re here…

Posted on March 16, 2011

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Together We HeART was created shortly after the devastating 9mw earthquake Japan suffered on  3/11/11 that preceded a tsunami with waves reaching 33 feet high. The tsunami’s waves were so tall and powerful that in some places it traveled up to six miles inland.

As we watched the terrible devastation, are hearts were pulled to act, but what could we do? Families were ripped apart, entire cities disappeared in an instant and the body count in some cities was higher than the remaining living population. On top of that, they’re now facing a nuclear crises that could turn out to be one of the worts disasters in history.

As of now there are 4,314 deaths, 8,606 people missing, and 2,285 people injured. (Casualties are expected to increase to the tens of thousands.) Many roads are still damaged or flooded.  Save the children has reported that as many as 100,000 children have been uprooted from their homes; of this, some may have been split from their families, since the earthquake occurred during the school day. There are rolling black outs to those towns lucky enough to still have power and over a million people without safe water to drink.

Dangerous rubble and debris is everywhere. People are taking what shelter they can, but as the aftershocks keep rolling one wonders how long they will be able to hold out without an impressive amount of aid.

We’re doing what we can to help them in their terrible time of need by supporting charities that are offering aid to the Japanese people.  People from around the world are coming to help them in their time of need. Together We HeART is simply a charity project to boost support for Japan and its people by auctioning of digital prints, commissions, and hand made craft items with 100% of the sales going straight to Global Giving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

Courtesy of AP

A soldier finds a 4mo baby girl who survived amidst the rubble.

We want to see more pictures like this. Help raise money to feed, clothe and shelter them. Help them rebuild. Give their children a future!

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