UPDATE #1: 3/17/11
Almost a week ago, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake with thirty foot tsunami waves hammering the country's northeast coastline.
Since the event thousands have lost their lives, several nuclear power plants have the potential for a meltdown, and thousands more have gone for days without shelter or a decent meal. Here is some footage from the Associated Press:
If you feel like helping out, you can give donations to any of the following organizations listed below; one easy way is the American Red Cross.