The disaster that has recently hit Japan touched a lot of hearts and celebrities are opening their pockets for the devastated country. It’s true that not everyone is sensitive to other people’s needs (50 Cent, the owner of a $250 million mansion, tweeted: “Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe’s from LA, Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol”), but there still are many willing to do their best in supporting the unfortunate.
Lady Gaga’s immense success has helped her raise some $250,000 for Japan in only 48 hours. She simply encouraged her fans to buy red and white bracelets that say “We pray for Japan” in English and Japanese. With each bracelet costing $5, we can deduce that at least 50,000 fans responded to her initiative.
Other celebrities that made similar efforts are pop band Boyz II Men, Disney star Demi Lovato, folk rock singer Jack Johnson, rock band Linkin Park, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife Wendi, American pop-punk band Blink-182, Black Eyed Peas and Canadian punk band Simple Plan. Whether it’s about selling T-shirts, bracelets, and memorabilia or about simply donating personal money, these people (and many more, we’re sure) have contributed in their own way to the relief efforts in Japan. We hope all these initiatives will make a real difference.