Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Gaga's wristband raises $250k for Japan


Pop star Lady Gaga has collected $250,000 from the sales of a wristband she designed to raise money for Japan's earthquake victims.

"Monsters (fans): in just 48 hrs you've raised a quarter of a million dollars for Japan Relief. It's important we help. X (sic)," Gaga posted on her Twitter page.

The singer urged her twitter followers to buy the $5 red and white accessory, which has a message "We pray for Japan" both in English and Japanese.

Japan suffered widespread devastation as a result of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March11. Gaga is among many stars to raise donations through the social networking website.

Singer Katy Perry tweeted: "Remember as you go about your day please 'pray for Japan & if you are able, text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to Japan's emergency relief. (sic)"

Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber also sent a message to fans, writing: "Japan is one of my favourite places on earth - it's an incredible culture with amazing people. My prayers go out to them. We all need to help."

People can donate to the relief fund via The Red Cross through a variety of methods including the charity's website, Facebook and iTunes.

 
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