The Lucky Number 7
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Help Us Support Japan's Relief Effort
But Japan doesn't need just luck; they need our support and aid. For simply becoming a fan of our facebook page here, we will make a .7 cent donation on your behalf to the Japan disaster relief up to $7,777 on April 15. As a company whose mission is adventure and experiential travel, our goal is to help restore one of the richest cultures in the world so we may all experience Japan's beauty one day.
You Decide Where the
And since this is for our friends on behalf of iExplore,
we're letting you decide where the money goes. Comment on this post for which organization
you think the money should go to- Red Cross, UNICEF or any other deserving Japan
7 Other Ways You Can Get Involved
1. Educate Yourself- Whether you have personal ties there or not,
the potential nuclear radiation affects of the tsunami are a global issue
in both politics and safety. Stay current
via reputable news sources like the New
York Times and Washington Post.
2. Read Personal Accounts- Hearing the stories and seeing the
pictures of individuals and families not only makes the story feel more
"real," but it puts a face to a name and shares accounts of hope and
inspiration. Travel aficionado Todd Wassel shares his experience as an
American living through the tsunami here.
3. Use Your Social Influence- "Social Good," an initiative started by tech giant Mashable highlights companies that are using their reach for worthy causes. Check it out- every tweet, facebook like or hashtag could make a difference.
4. Donate- Every little bit helps and with the ability to do it via text messaging, it couldn't be easier to give.
5. Organize Efforts Online- Have a website? The web is great for easily mobilizing people. Easily add a donation bar to the top of your site via "Hello Bar" a company who is giving free access to the code with the invite promo code "helpjapan"
6. Get Active Offline- Get a group of friends together to collect and create shelter or hope boxes to send across the ocean. Essentials like packaged foods, toiletries, blankets, and letters that they are in our thoughts. One group is making a million paper cranes to send to Japan by July, which in Japanese mythology grants good fortune to the recipient.
7. Be a Global Citizen- Japan is only the latest area to be affected by a natural disaster, but don't discount the other great tragedies that have occurred recently like Haiti and even Hurricane Katrina which still need our conscientious efforts.
On a Totally Unrelated Note- Sticking with the Theme of 7, we recently launched a 7 Wonders of the World Destination Guide. Check it Out Here.