Everything can change in a split second. From a hotel room in Toronto, I watched the horrific events unfold in the north of Japan, and I immediately thought to myself that I should stop complaining about how disappointing the rain was on my trip, or how cold it always is back home in Saskatchewan. I can say with certainty that notion holds true for everyone here in the Point2 office. Sure, we have some bitterly cold winters, but nothing in comparison to what Mother Nature is capable of delivering to other parts of the world.
To get a glimpse of exactly how catastrophic the recent earthquakes have been, take a look at these interactive satellite images from the New York Times. Use the sliders on the images to uncover the before and after of each area. It’s pretty compelling.
In times like these, it is important to come together and bring about some positivity. ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth, and dignity worldwide to those affected by natural disaster through a collection of goods (tents, blankets, tools, etc) that are packed in a simple box.
Our thoughts go out to all those that have been affected. We would also like to extend the invitation to anyone that wishes to donate. It’s not about how big or small the donation, but about reaching out to those that need it most. We never know what could happen, one day it might be our city/area/country that is affected.
There are many organizations offering relief help, but if you wish to make a contribution to ShelterBox, please do so right here.