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VMWare SRM – real life disaster (Japan Tsunami)

Christopher Wells is an IT professional working in Japan – most recently, he was there when the Earthquake / Tsunami and now Nuclear issues appeared.

As part of the recovery for these disasters, he actually had to invoke SRM and has posted about it here:

http://blog.christopherwells.com/english/2011/3/23/real-life-dr-bc-with-vmware-srm.html

This is a good post, demonstrating real world use and value of SRM – so it is worth the read. – though not the real point of this post.

I have actually been thinking about this disaster a lot lately, and can not imagine what people over there are going through – last I read . there are still tens of thousand of people missing – I can not imagine the pain. Even worse, people are basically running ‘Kamikaze’ missions trying to cool the Fukushima plant!

I can do little to help and I know this is off topic for my blog – but please consider doing a small fundraiser and donating to one of the many charities collecting for the disaster fund.

Charity navigator has compiled a list – that will allow you to figure out which charity is best to donate to – please consider donating a few pounds / dollars etc:

Donating to Japan relief funds

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1221

Charities Providing Relief Rating Commitment To Use All Designated Funds For Japan
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 4 stars
Yes
AmeriCares 4 stars
Yes
Architecture for Humanity 4 stars
Yes
Brother’s Brother Foundation 4 stars
Yes
Catholic Medical Mission Board 4 stars
No
Direct Relief International 4 stars
Yes
Doctors Without Borders, USA 4 stars
No
Food for the Hungry 4 stars
Yes
International Rescue Committee 4 stars
Yes
Matthew 25: Ministries 4 stars
Yes
Medical Teams International 4 stars
No
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation 4 stars
No
Operation Blessing International 4 stars
No
Relief International 4 stars
Yes
Save the Children 4 stars
Yes
Stop Hunger Now 4 stars
No
United States Fund for UNICEF 4 stars
No
World Vision 4 stars
No
American Red Cross 3 stars
No
GlobalGiving 3 stars
Yes
International Medical Corps 3 stars
No
Mercy Corps 3 stars
Yes
Operation USA 3 stars
No
Samaritan’s Purse 3 stars
No
ShelterBox USA 3 stars
No

 

Post a comment and proof of your donation on here and I will match the highest donation (up to a value of £200)

 

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