On March 11, an 8.9 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan near the city of Sendai. It is the most powerful earthquake they ever experienced. Artists Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund is responding to the immediate needs of survivors as well as short-term to long-term recovery projects undertaken by the affected communities.
From their FAQ:
*Artists have done many successful fund raising auctions such as Totoro Forest Project and Art Blocks for Ghana. Are you planning another art auction to raise money for this?
YES! We believe there are things artists can do! We are in the process of setting up something like that.
This time, we may have to be more creative and ask each artist to step up to do more than just creating artwork. We will keep you posted. Please keep your eye on this blog.
*Where does this money go?
Artists Help Japan fund will go directly to Give2Asia’s main Japan Earthquake Fund.
Artists Help Japan is created as a simple portal to get artists united to help. We have worked with Give2Asia and we believe they will use the fund wisely for what’s most needed in Japan.