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For Japan Charity Auction: Architecture for Humanity @ HotShoe Gallery

明日6〜8時、Farringdon(ファリンドン)にあるHotshoe Galleryで、津波の被害を受けた東北地方の長期再建に役立てるため、写真のチャリティ・セール/オークション「For Japan」が行われる。8月2〜5日の間、日本や日本文化をテーマとした、世界中から寄せられた写真の中から選ばれた100点を展示。その売上げは、「Architecture for Humanity」の仙台プロジェクトオフィスに直接贈られる。

Architecture for Humanityは、貧困地帯や災害地において、建築の観点から人道的・緊急支援を行うNPOで、現在仙台で、孤児院、アート&ミュージック・セラピーセンター、地方レベルでの経済復興のための中小ビジネス支援イニシアティブ「urban acupuncture」、日本政府の復興10年計画に含まれていない小さな漁村の再建など様々なプロジェクトを行っている。

There will be a charity print sale/auction of photographs, “For Japan,” tomorrow between 6-8pm at Hotshoe Gallery in Farringdon, to raise funds for the long term reconstruction of the tsunami devastated north east region of Japan. The photographs, which evoke and celebrate Japanese culture, were submitted from all over the world, and selected 100 photographs have been on show from August 2 to 5. The proceeds will go directly to the Architecture for Humanity project office in Sendai.

Architecture for Humanity is a non profit organisation which offers building and design support in response to humanitarian and emergency needs. It is working in Sendai on a number of projects including an orphanage, an art and music therapy centre, an ‘urban acupuncture’ initiative to help get small businesses back on their feet to kick start economic recovery on a local level, a small scale fishing village reconstruction (rebuilding along the coastline is not included in the Japanese government’s 10 year plan).

What We Can Do in UK…

3月11日に起こった東北地方太平洋沖地震から3日経った。しかし、まだまだ困難は立ちはだかる。いまだ行方不明者は約1万5000人、避難者も約45万人に上る。ダメージを受けた原子力発電所は放射線汚染を起こす危機をはらみ、予断を許さない状況だ。こんな時、私に何ができるだろう?と考えた。できる範囲で寄付もした。また微力ながら、このブログでもイギリスから寄付や支援ができるリンクや情報を掲載しました。新しい情報が入り次第、アップデートします。皆さんのご協力をお願いします!

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  • イギリス赤十字社「Japan Tsunami Appeal*2度に渡ってここに寄付したのですが、「In the event that we receive more donations to the Japan Tsunami Appeal than the Japanese Red Cross and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement can reasonably and efficiently spend, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to humanitarian disasters both here in the UK and overseas(もし充分援助をしたら、集まった寄付金は他の事に使うかもしれない)」との但し書きを、ミクシィでどなたかが指摘していたのを見て、お勧めしない事にしました。その上、マージンを28%もとるそうです。
  • Save the Chidren「Japan Emergency Appeal
  • Just Giving: Japan Earthquake – how you can help
  • eBay for Charity: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Appeal
  • Donate with PayPal: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief
  • レディ・ガガ主催「Japan Earthquake Relief Wristband

*あと残り数時間ですが、Grouponでも寄付を受け付けています。集まった寄付金に加え、寄付金と同額(£70,000上限) をGroupon UK社が寄付してくれるそうです。

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It’s been 3 days since the deadly Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. However, the hardship is still far from over – there are still about 15,000 people missing and estimated 450,000 evacuees living inconvenience. Damaged nuclear power stations have caused great fears of meltdown, which could lead to nuclear nightmare. I thought about what can I do here in UK. I donated some money, and also I want to put web links of charities for donation and information of support networks in UK. I will update whenever I get new information. Your help is really appreciated!

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  • British Red Cross: Japan Tsunami Appeal * I donated twice to British Red Cross but decided not to recommend this as I found “small print” in description as “In the event that we receive more donations to the Japan Tsunami Appeal than the Japanese Red Cross and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement can reasonably and efficiently spend, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to humanitarian disasters both here in the UK and overseas”, meaning that all the money raised for the appeal may not be used solely for Tsunami victims. In addition, I heard that they charge 28% commission from the total of donation.
  • Save the Chidren: Japan Emergency Appeal
  • Just Giving: Japan Earthquake – how you can help
  • eBay for Charity: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Appeal
  • Donate with PayPal: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief
  • Lady Gaga’s「Japan Earthquake Relief Wristband

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Groupon also accepts donation until the end of today, although only few hours left. Any donation will be matched in full (up to the collated total value of £70,000) by Groupon UK.

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