Celebrities donate to raise money for tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan
A week after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan that has already claimed about 10,000 lives, Hollywood celebrities, fashion designers and brands, world fasmous corporations keep sending their messages of support, hope and love to the Japanese victims of the natural catastrophes.
Many team up with the Japanese Red Cross or the American Red Cross to donate money to the relief cause. Those who haven’t yet donated, spread the word about the tsunami via their Twitter accounts encouraging fans to donate and support Japan.
Below are some of Hollywood celebrities, fashion houses and companies that have donated big to help Japan:
Fresh-out-of-rehab Demi Lovato has donated $1 million of her own money to the relief cause.
Sandra Bullock has also donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros. have donated proceeds from Hereafter DVD to Japan.
At the beginning of this week Lady GaGa announced her new charity effort to help the tsunami victims – bracelets she has designed sell at her website for $5. It’s known she managed to raise $250,000 in the first 48 hours since launching the sale.
Charlie Sheen donates $1 from every ticket to his live show.
Rockers Iron Maiden have launched a T-shirt sale to raise money for the victims. The T-shirt that they sell at concerts features the band’s logo and words: “Japan 2011. The Final Frontier”.
To raise funds, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has also designed a special T-shirt for Japan.
The Walt Disney Company has donated $2.5 million in humanitarian aid.
Fashion house Coach has donated $5 million.
Apple has launched a special donation system via iTunes – donating is now identical to music purchase. Also, Apple keeps their flagship Tokyo store open providing an opportunity for Tokyo citizens to use Wi-Fi, watch online news, contact friends and family via social-networking sites and e-mail. Those employees who’ve lost homes during the disaster are allowed to sleep in the store.
President of Uniqlo Tadashi Yanai has made the greatest donation so far giving $12.2 million of his own money, plus $4.9 million from his company, and $8.6 million in coats, jeans, towels and 300,000 pairs of Heattech thermal underwear to victims, Hollyscoop has reported.
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