Dozens of you left comments, blogged, or tweeted that you donated, and I am thankful.
In the last week, I’ve been doing something I’ve never done before, using my platform to help non-profits to help China during this horrific disaster. I felt pictures (positive ones, to inspire, not make you feel guilty) would be more emotional than anything else.
If you read the comments from the link above, you’ll see all those that lent a helping hand. I know many others don’t feel comfortable saying they did in public, so thanks to the silent donations as well.
Despite the warm and fuzzy pics, the reality is bleak, with 30,000+ dead, an expected 5 million homeless, and the concern over disease and infrastructure collapse still an issue, the work is not done. You can help by making donations to charitable organizations, I’d recommend starting with the Red Cross a long standing organization that I donated to.
You are great, thank you all for being global citizens.
Oliver Ding (Blog, Twitter) has created this slideshare showing how the images inspired others. Please note, this isn’t about me, and I’m not trying to be self-serving, so thank you Oliver, it’s great to see how the web community comes together