When I reflect on how I am safe and most of my friends seem to be safe I still get a little emotional. With so much loss and disorder around me, I'm thankful that I can even say the words, "I'm safe".
Even as I write this message aftershocks still rumble the building around me. My love goes out to the families of Christchurch in the Red Cross shelters, the rooms shared with 12 others, the tents, the last-minute hostel accommodation. I wish peace on those who don't have a home anymore, who saw their world crumble with a mudslide, who struggle with the flooding and the fires. I have no words worthy enough for those who still search for news of their sisters, brothers, children, and friends.
If you are looking for a missing person in Christchurch OR have any information about a person, please use the Google Person Finder.
Please consider donating to the Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal (link is currently broken on my end, but it should hopefully work).
For other ways to help or for more information, start here.