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Comment for Japan | How we can help with Tsunami & Earthquake Relief in Japan

I sit here a world away from Japan – seeing images on the internet and on tv of the devastation there. It hurts my heart to see people looking for their loved ones. People who have lost everything. No food. No water. This affects everyone – men, women, children. How can I help? How can we help?


Leave me a comment below – whatever you want to say – prayers, well wishes, words to loved ones in Japan – anything. For each comment, I will donate $1 (up to $200) to the American Red Cross tsunami/earthquake relief fund. I will make the donation tomorrow morning, so please submit your comment now!

Want to help even more? After you’ve left your comment here, go to one of the following organizations websites and donate any amount. Just think how much it adds up if everyone donated just $1.

American Red Cross

International Medical Corps

The Salvation Army

Mercy Corps

If we surpass 200 comments (and I hope we do) please keep sharing this page. Perhaps the more people see it, the more it will inspire others to donate or start up a similar program on their website.

God bless you all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this effort.

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  1. Leeanna says:

    How awesome of you! Noel and I were looking at pictures online last night. The pics really don’t do it justice, it’s incredibly sad!

  2. What a great idea! Praying for the people of Japan and especially those who lost loved ones in the horrible earthquake and tsunami.

  3. How generous you rein this time of devastation. What a good heart you have. <3 Kristi

  4. Julie says:

    What a wonderful way to help others and spread the word. My thoughts and prayers are with the folks in Japan.

  5. Becky says:

    Mariah, what a wonderful idea! It is so hard to imagine what they must be going through. It’s so heartbreaking.

  6. Gina says:

    You’re doing an awesome thing! You’ll be blessed back some day. We all should support the people of Japan.

  7. Nikki says:

    Wishing and praying for relief, love and support for everyone in Japan. My cousin Kamuela is there, he’s safe, but he says everyone is in a panic & shock mode. Sending our LOVE to all those who need comfort & support. Wish I could be there to help. Thanks Mariah!

  8. Marissa D. says:

    Support your goal to help the people of Japan

  9. heidi says:

    prayers goes to the people of Japan and those providing relief & support.. thank you maria & peter for making a difference

  10. Kristen says:

    Mariah, what a wonderful idea and thanks for reminding me to make my own donation to red cross!!

  11. Peter Dagupion says:

    Bring on the comments people!!!! CHEE PONO!!!!

  12. Jason says:

    You are doing a great job!

  13. Todd Inman says:

    This is awesome! You guys are such generous, caring people. Many thoughts and prayers are going out to Japan.

  14. Lani E.G. Walker says:

    I am deeply saddened by what has happened and what Japan’s going through. The videos and photos and news reports on Japan is heartbreaking. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with Japan and it’s entire people =(

  15. Jermaine and Jo says:

    Japan is in our prayers.
    Praying for Leo Baraoidan and this entire country.
    God Bless

  16. Amber Dagupion says:

    Mariah, this is such a wonderful thing your doing.. I want to help out as much as possible, so I am going to relink this onto facebook. Keep it up love..!

  17. Melissa Crayton says:

    God bless. The people of Japan are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. justin says:

    thanks for your effort in helping others. god bless

  19. Lisa, Landon & Pat says:

    Re-posted on FB. This is amazing, Mariah. I am glad that I got to help out by simply commenting on your blog. My heart & prayers go out to everyone in Japan <3

  20. bei says:

    This is a good thing ur doing! I’m planning on donating some more at the end of the week.

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  22. Chris Perry says:

    It’s fantastic that you’re doing this! Great idea 🙂
    Reposted on Facebook!

  23. Jenny says:

    Wonderful idea
    Help support Japan!!~

  24. Tammy says:

    This is a wonderful idea! You are a sweet, kindhearted person to do this. Praying for the people in Japan!

  25. menchie says:

    Mariah this awesome!
    The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God..Japan is in our prayers.

  26. Theresa Perry says:

    This is a great idea. I wish we could do more, but prayers are going out daily for all that are affected.

  27. La'akea Chang says:

    Aloha Japan…our prayers are with you!

  28. Menchie Dagupion says:

    Mariah this is owesome..The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God..

  29. joed says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Japan. God bless!!

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  31. Leslie Bisquera-Ruiz says:

    Great way to show Aloha! I’m an island gal myself, and an old classmate of Peter’s in nursing school. I just want to say, its an Awesome work you do – art & giving! Mahalo. Our prayers go out to the people of Japan.

  32. Rowena & Mikayla says:

    Japan is in 0ur hearts & prayers, s0o saddened ab0ut what happened, keep 0ur heads up & keep praying…GOD BLESS!!!!

  33. Kristi says:

    such devastation…keeping everyone effected in our thoughts.

  34. katrina says:

    I already donated to the American Red Cross! But this is a wonderful idea!! My thoughts and prayers goes out to the country and most of all the people of Japan. We’ll get through it together.

  35. Haren Soril says:

    i hope everyone in Japan gets food, water, and shelter. It’s so sad to see all the peoples’ homes wiped-out and I appreciate Mariah Milan’s help to support the now homeless thousands who’ve lived through this disastrous event. Lots of LOVE from HAWAII 🙂

  36. SHERIE says:

    Mariah and Peter..that’s why you are so blessed. Love you both. Thank you both for doing this. Love you guys.

  37. Jaimee Cruz-Montanez says:

    Thank you for doing this!

  38. tracy says:

    This is a beautiful thing!

  39. Kasey says:

    Fantastic idea!

  40. Dylan Steaples says:

    Japan, you are in my thoughts and prayers. my heart goes out to all the wonderful people of Japan, stay strong during this time of devastation. you will prevail.

  41. Mariflor says:

    Mariah- Thank you for your efforts to help them- such a great idea!
    Thoughts & Prayers go out to the country of Japan and their people.

  42. Jaime Geurtz says:

    If every American household above poverty level would donate a measly $10 to the Red Cross we really could make a difference.

  43. Meenoy Turner says:

    Wonderful…that is what you are! Thank you Mariah for doing this. Sending my prayers to the people of Japan.

  44. Brandon says:

    God bless, and mahalo Mariah for making a difference!

  45. Denise says:

    Thank you for doing this. Wonderful idea! I will pass this on 🙂

  46. George says:

    Praise God for what ya’ll are doing for those in need. Faith with out works is dead. Ya’ll are putting in the work.

  47. Natalie San Miguel says:

    My heart and many prayers go out to everyone in Japan.. <3

  48. Susan says:

    I am so behind on blogs…grateful for your big, generous heart

  49. Michael says:

    What a wonderful idea for a great cause!