So i’ve been watching carefully and closely, cause the issue in japan is important to me. One thing i’ve noticed is that a $10 donation can get me peace of mind through tumblr, a hat in teamfortress 2, a cape in Rappelz, a real-life T-shirt from runescape, and probably several other things that i’m actually not particularly interested in.
point: All these places are asking for money. (which i’m happy with and am not in the slightest complaining about.)
where does all this money go? it goes directly to red-cross to provide food, emergency blankets, and shelter for the victims in japan.
How? Volunteers and employees distribute those goods.
Sub-point: where do all the volunteers come from? Not once in browsing the internet have i seen a “Volunteer at a local red-cross allied center, your time matters”.
Bottom-Line: why are we so focused on giving our care and concern as money instead of the more important gesture of our time? you can always receive more money, you can’t however receive more time, only give it. I’ve given what money i can afford (poor boy don’t have much T.T ), but i’d be thrilled (and am looking into) to volunteer for something that would help (even if it’s boxing donations or something.) Time is always more important and valuable than money…