I know it has been a while since I strolled through here, but I have a humbling reason to stop by tonight. The news of the 9.0 earthquake in Japan followed by tsunami lit everything from telephones to social media on Friday. The damage cost and death toll are still rising. The threat of nuclear meltdowns may still be on the horizon. The amount the Second Life community gives and has risen to the occasion in the past for Haiti, Queensland, Relay For Life, etc. is incredible. Please go. Please give. Please love. Please remember that there is no force stronger than nature.
An emergency fundraising effort for the victims of the crisis in the Pacific that hit on the 10th/11th of march is being set up.
SL is an international community, with a strong base in Japan specifically. This disaster is worldwide and affects us all, as a community SL has risen up time and time again to help out in times of distress, including very recently.
In September 2010 $11,000USD was raised for the Pakistan flood crisis relief fund (UNICEF) at an SL event. An event organised in four days. This is an example of what our community can do, and we are attempting to prepare for a similar, simple but effective, event.
We are calling for anyone who wishes to help with this fundraiser. We will be providing vendors that donate 100% of sales to a charity account (Charity Shelter) for people to place in their stores and at an event location slurl here. The products in these vendors don’t have to be new, but the more new and exclusive items available the more money we will raise, so even a variation of an existing product is appreciated.
We welcome any and all participation and interest in this event – if you’d like to participate as a designer please go to – http://www.tinyurl.com/pacificfund/
We require all brands involved to have one product sold at 100% to the charity, however if more than one item is available the others can be at 100% or 50%.
Please note that 100% of all money raised will go to the charity Americares. Land was donated by Glam Affair and all volunteers are giving their time without charge.