Tuesday, March 15, 2011

You Can Help

A poster I designed today for the cause, 2011

Hi everyone. I know the norm of my posts discuss food or social events, however. Tonight—tonight we need to buckle down and be serious. I'm not sure if you've noticed but, Japan's current situation is gruesome. Each day, thousands and thousands of bodies remain missing while more than 450,000 people have been displaced. The joy of being alive is short lived while survivors are now facing scarcity of food, water, medicine, and electricity. There is a risk that even worse is yet to come.

You can help in more ways than you think.

A call to all designers: create a digital poster or flyer and publicize through facebook, twitter, blogs or on campus. We have the power to educate. People need to be aware about the severity of the current situation in Japan. Use your skills and do something worthwhile, but more importantly, DONATE NOW. A dollar, ten dollars, one hundred dollars—anything. Imagine the world a family and Japan your brother. Help your brother. There is only so much rescue and relief workers can do to operate the toll of deaths and prevention.

I intern for a company called "caseable", which specializes in customized laptop cases. We are donating 25% of our sales from the Japan Relief Sleeve to the Red Cross in order to support the great efforts of the rescue teams. If you are interested in purchasing a sleeve please go to: http://www.caseable.com/share-gallery.php?productId=MzkxMw==

Sleeve I designed for caseable, 2011

Here are some trustworthy organizations worth donating money to.
For more information on this post and related topics, check out:
"Millions face worsening crisis in quake-hit Japan," Reuters, March 14, 2011
"Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise," The New York Times, March 14, 2011
Till next time,

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to donate and your blog just reminded me.. I just gave to the Red Cross.. thanks homie