The first thing I do each morning these days is to check the Daily Beast and Huffington Post for news about Japan. The stories break my heart. I come from a family that has survived earthquakes. My grandmother’s sister used to tell me stories about the 1906 earthquake — how scared and confused she and the other children were, how the family lost their business and their home, how they left San Francisco to start over in West Oakland. I can’t imagine what families must be experiencing today in Japan.

What I do know is that I want to help, and others here in the United States want to help, through charitable donations. Taxgirl has posted some things to keep in mind when making charitable gifts for disaster relief in Japan such as. The first thing I do each morning these days is to check the Daily Beast and Huffington Post for news about Japan. The stories break my heart.

I come from a family that has survived earthquakes. My grandmother’s sister used to tell me stories about the 1906 earthquake how scared and confused she and the other children were, how the family lost their business and their home, how they left San Francisco to start over in West Oakland. I can’t imagine what families must be experiencing today in Japan. What I do know is that I want to help, and others here in the United States want to help, through charitable donations.

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