A couple of days ago I wrote on this blog the things that are needed most right now:
1. Your prayers
2. Financial assistance
3. Medical personnel
4. Volunteers: Those who are already in Japan first, and those from overseas later.
5. Spread the word to get more people praying, giving and helping.
Several of you have asked about "gifts in kind"—that is, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given. We have two people on our relief team coordinating offers from those wishing to bring or send supplies, one Japanese and one American. All offers related to supplies are being forwarded to them.
Those wishing to volunteer or to send supplies can register at www.crashjapan.com. If you have already registered but have not been contacted, please be patient as we have hundreds of people to follow up.
As of today we are not yet able to receive goods from overseas, but hope to be able to soon. The logistics and transportation difficulties within Japan limit what we can do right now. Watch this blog or www.crashjapan.com for updates.