Good morning Felinity Assembled!
Nikita and Elvira Mistress of Felinity here with some important news, that is timely, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Remember the Tsunami in Japan?
Humanitarian groups came to the aid of the humans in need, but the lives of thousands of animals were at risk, as well, because of the radiation contamination, and the forced evacuation by US military personnel.
BlogPaws and Be the Change, and World Vets, with the help of Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, are joining forces to create The Blogger Disaster Response Network and they are inviting any interested blogger to sign up and be a part of it!
"World Vets was the first animal relief organization on the ground in Japan, within 72 hours of the disaster. They provided much needed supplies, support to local veterinarians, and manpower to address the complicated issues that arose in the days and weeks following the disaster.
The grassroots efforts of a committed group of animal lovers was key to the success of the Paws for Japan effort. World Vets is proud to announce it is teaming up with the BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets community to create the Blogger Disaster Response Network, the first of its kind. Members of this voluntary organization will be the first to be notified of a global disaster response effort through World Vets, and given all the information they need to help spread the word about how people can help."
The more bloggers that they can contact when a disaster strikes, the bigger the positive impact we , as a Community, can make in spreading the word about efforts to help.
You may not think that you and your blog, probably with miniscule traffic, can make a difference, but we here, at Meowsings, beg to differ, because we and Daddy HAVE made a difference in a number of ways, over a decade of blogging, on several blogs.
In Ca. we lived in earthquake and summer fire season country and, as of Sept., we now live in hurricane country, so we know how important spreading the word in the time of disaster can be.
We signed up, and will add the badge in our sidebar.