I didn’t expect that the next post would also be about a tragedy but unfortunately it is. The last post was about the New Zealand earthquake that tore apart my sister’s house in Christchurch but this one is even closer to home. We didn’t see much damage down here in Yokohama fortunately but it is not so far away. It doesn’t help that experts say that there is a 70% chance of a similar size earthquake in this area over the next 7 days. I wonder how they calculate that. Now, there is a distinct possibility that there will be a meltdown and two nuclear power plants which would compound this disaster in ways that I’d rather not think about. Anyway for designers who want to help out folks in Japan here is another design contest from Threadless Causes and another bit of copy and paste by me.
On March 11th, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake devastated Japan. The quake, officially the strongest in the country’s history, was followed by a massive Tsunami that swept away more than six miles of coastline. The disaster left hundreds dead and hundreds more still missing. With your help, tens of thousands of displaced Japanese citizens will rise from the rubble and begin the recovery process. Threadless will donate 25% from the sale of each tee to The American Red Cross’s Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund. The chosen design will be available for purchase at Threadless.
Link: Threadless Causes