Until one is forced to believe that Art is Dead does one find resonance in the truth that Real Art Never Dies.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fundraising Update!

Total donations raised as of today: $2310!!!
Thanks for your support for Japan! You guys are amazing!!!

$1300 USD: The portion raised by my cousin Emika in Seattle, has been donated to Mercy Corps via the Artists Help Japan Fund. We've boosted their fund to go over the $2000 mark! Yay!
$1010 CDN: The portion we've raised here in Canada is going to the Canadian Red Cross as promised!

Extra thanks to those who've passed along the prints, given me contacts and printing help, came down to the fundraiser, posted on their websites, blogs and social media, and have sent me encouragement. And the Financial Literacy Counsel Inc for funding the prints!
Japan's recovery is far from complete, and today's 7.5 aftershock reminds us of the uncertainty ahead.
Prints are still available at helloyumiko.etsy.com or email me to get one directly
$10 minimum donation

Upcoming local fundraisers where you can find my prints:

April 16, 2011
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON: Japan Disaster Relief Dinner (100% tix sales to Red Cross excluding tax) 6-930pm with speech from the Japan Embassy ***UPDATE: They raised $7000 that night! Nice work!

April 24th, 2011
BLIM'S COMMUNITY MARKET: I Heart Japan Table (100% donations going to Red Cross) 12-5pm

May 5th, 2011
(To the Land of Cherry Blossoms) Waterfall Event Building 4-9pm

Here are some links to artists fundraising for Japan!
- Crane for a Dollar by United Front animator Sota Yuyama
- Bake for the Quake: Bake sale at the Roundhouse
- Artists Help Japan - Toronto (kinda jealous there isn't one in Vancouver!)
... feel free to leave links to other fundraising projects in the comments below :)

If I can say one more thing: We can't negotiate or reason with the earth to stop shaking. Let's learn more about how to be prepared for earthquakes so we can be useful to others when disaster strikes. Vancouver has free workshops here and here to get started.


Karen Snider said...

Hi – Karen here, from the Canadian Red Cross. Just dropping you a quick line to thank you for your support.
Please do stay connected with us:
Twitter: @redcrosscanada
Facebook: canadianredcross
Blog: http://redcrosstalks.wordpress.com
Thanks again,

yums said...

Thanks for the info! Thanks for all the hard work Red Cross is doing :)