These people are going without food, water, electricity, or shelter. Mobile phone service is gone and most landline service has also been disconnected. Many are left outside where the temperatures have been freezing at night and an estimated 10,000 people are dead.
While people struggle to cope with this disaster, they are mourning the loss of their friends and family and for a return to normalcy that may take many years to return to.
As vegans, our compassion for others should extend beyond animals and to our fellow man. ALL life is worthwhile, and it is our duty to extend a helping hand. I encourage you to donate what you can to help with the relief efforts in Japan.
Please make sure you take the time to research the organization you are donating to, and make sure that they are a reputable agency. The above link will take you to a list of reliable organizations who have already began the relief effort in Japan.
This won't go away tomorrow, and this won't go away a month from now. Japan needs our help as they begin the long process of renewal and recovery. Don't forget Japan.