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Children help children through humanitarian aid donations

When a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered a tsunami in March 2011 that caused an estimated $309 billion USD in damage in Japan, an unlikely consequence was that it affected children on both sides of the Pacific Ocean—but in different ways.

In Seattle, Washington, USA, students in Camille Churchill’s kindergarten-through-sixth-grade class at White Center Heights Elementary School were “shocked” and moved to compassion when they saw before-and-after pictures of the tsunami’s aftermath, Ms. Churchill said.

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