On Friday, March 11, a 9.0 earthquake and the resulting tsunami rocked Japan. The devastation from the Sendai earthquake and tsunami is so complete it seems impossible to imagine.
As news, images, and videos of the Japan tsunami spreads, many are asking how they can help the relief effort. There’s many great charities to which you can donate that are all working to bring much needed services to those affected by the destruction.
Steampunks too are stepping up to the plate to donate portions of their art to the relief cause. From now until April 1, when you order a CD or digital download of Circumnavigator by Escape The Clouds, a portion of the sales (4 dollars for the digital download, 3 for the physical CD) will be donated to Global Giving.
You can visit the Escape the Clouds store here. This is a chance to support Steampunk music while simultaneously supporting the relief effort.
If you’re interested in donating to a relief agency to help the victims directly, make sure you research the giving and operational practices of the charity your considering donating to. The Better Business Bureau is a great place to start. Check out their Guide to Giving for Disaster Relief and list of charities that are helping in Japan and meet the BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability to find a charity in line with your philanthropic goals.