A few days ago, one of the most devastating natural disasters to ever occur struck Japan full force. An earthquake registering at 8.9 on the Richter scale hit the country and many surrounding areas, including Hawaii and parts of the Western U.S. coast. The earthquake caused huge tsunami waves to crash down on shore, resulting in the massive destruction, high casualty numbers and the displacement of thousands.
As footage of the terrifying tsunami aired on the news all over the country, many celebrities took to Twitter to express their concerns for the people of Japan. Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Chris Young and many more extended their condolences over the weekend. If you want to help aid in the tsunami relief efforts, you can visit the Red Cross website or GlobalGiving's website to donate or volunteer.
Chris Young (@ChrisYoungMusic): "Prayers for everyone touched by this disaster. Crazy."
Jewel (@jeweljk): "Thoughts and prayers to my friends in Japan -- and the West Coast!"
LeAnn Rimes (@leannrimes): "My heart goes out to everyone in Japan ... wow, crazy and heartbreaking!"
Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13): "I'm sending my thoughts and prayers and love to those in Japan who are hurting."
Faith Hill (@FaithHill): "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of #Japan today."
Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw): "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of #Japan today."
Court Yard Hounds (@courtyardhounds): "Wow. 8.8 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. Thoughts and prayers from the CYH team go out to all in Japan right now."
Jake Owen (@jakeowen): "I'm saying my prayers for Japan right now. This is horrible."
Steel Magnolia (@steelmagnolia11): "My heart and prayers go out for everyone in Japan tonight. Feeling small and insignificant in the wake of this disaster ... But I know that God is in control. Faith. Xo Meg."
Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic): "Give to the @redcross and Pray for those affected by the #tsunami!"
Reba McEntire (@reba): "My prayers go out to the country and everyone affected by the earthquake in Japan."
Gloriana (@glorianatheband): "Sending our love and $10 to Japan, hoping for the best. If you want to donate too, text REDCROSS to 90999. Stay safe everyone!
Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum): "Watching the coverage of the devastating earthquake and tsunami is breaking our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan."
Trisha Yearwood (@TYcom): "Prayers to those in Japan affected by the earthquakes and tsunami."
Jay DeMarcus (@JayDeMarcus): "Sending many prayers up for all those who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan ... Our hearts are with you all."