Please Help!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ever since the earthquake unleashed its fury on Japan this week, I've been trying to wrap my mind around the magnitude of such a catastrophic event. How desperate families must feel to find loved ones who are missing. How devastating it must be to see that your home--neighborhood, community, entire city--has been washed out to sea, along with precious family mementos and a lifetime of memories held within its walls. My heart hurts for those affected. And those trying desperately to escape any further devastation that may still befall upon that region.

I'll be honest, I'd be flipping out if I had my children in Japan right now. With so much instability in the area, it would be so hard to determine how to best protect them. Do we stay? Do we flee? Those are decisions I feel most grateful that I am not forced to make right now. But unfortunately, I know of someone who does. And her family could really use your help.

I graduated high school with Lisa. She lives in Japan with her husband and 4 young children. They're trying desperately to get back on US soil. But it's going to cost more than $12,000.

I urge you to consider making a tax-deductible donation at via Paypal or donate directly through Paypal to to help get this family back home safely.

Other posts about the Cash family can be viewed here, and here.

Blogger "Sarah" had this to say:

I would love to donate to their cause! Is there a way to specifically donate to their family? Was their home affected by the disaster? Please keep us updated on their situation!


March 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM 

Blogger Cash Clan Japan had this to say:

Catrina, this means SO much to me that you would post this, seriously. :-( THANK YOU!

March 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM 

Blogger Catrina had this to say:

Sarah, if you have a paypal account you can send a donation directly to them at If you wanted to donate through breaking borders, you can include a note with your donation indicating the Cash family as the recipient and it will get to them.

LIsa, I'm happy to do what I can to help you guys get back home. Safe and sound. Hang in there!

March 15, 2011 at 9:07 PM 

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