I’m standing at the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser as this is written, waiting for rez. The map shows 62 people are here, but I understand the sim has been this busy for a while now. Press agent Ami Tamura reports that over L$1,000,000 has been raised so far and the traffic here tells me much more will be coming in. Here’s part of the press release note card I was given:
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 11,000 us dollars 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) forpeople to place in their stores and at an event location.
Please note that 100% of all money raised will go to the charity Americares (http://www.americares.org/). Land was donated by Glam Affair and all volunteers are giving their time without charge.
The vendor fair portion is hosted at http://slurl.com/secondlife/World%20of%20Beauty/202/140/1003 and many merchants will have vendors in their shops. If you are a merchant and would like to participate, click here.