Luraydesign would like to thank everyone for the enthusiastic response to our blog and for all those who have signed up to subscribe in our first weeks of publication. In response to the current crisis in Japan, instead of our weekly design posts we are providing information on how we can help people and organizations that are doing essential work in Japan.
Shop online at Herman Miller and Aid Japan
Through April 16, 5% of Herman Miller’s online sales will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund which is in daily contact with its counterparts in Japan. http://www.hermanmiller.com/
ARCHITECT SHIGERU BAN’S EMERGENCY RELIEF SHELTER
Renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban known for both his elegant and innovative cardboard tube structures as well as his humanitarian work around the world creating refugee housing and emergency shelters for disaster victims in places like Turkey, India, Italy and Japan. Shigeru Ban is now distributing a simple cardboard partition system to help the some 500,000 made homeless by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. These simple cardboard shelters are set up in mass refugee centers and provide much needed privacy for individual families. The lack of privacy at these public evacuation centers creates further emotional distress to disaster victims. To learn more about Shigeru Ban’s refuge housing work and how to support this this current emergency shelter project visit: www.shigerubanarchitects.com/.
Help Japan Proceeds
At Help Japan, you can support the Japanese Red Cross Society by purchasing photo prints of Kyoto and other areas of the country. 100 percent of proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Help Japan : http://shopjapan.bigcartel.com/
Architecture for Humanity and its’ teams in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto are partnering with other organizations to mobilize around the long term reconstruction effort. We are asking you to give now, so we can build later.
Here’s a list of other organizations aiding Japan and its people:
1. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a one time $10 donation from your phone. Or you can also donate via iTunes or Causes on Facebook. Living Social is also offering to match your $5 donation to the Red Cross. They’ve raised over $1.5 million so far.
RED CROSS- https://american.redcross.org
Living Social- http://www.causes.com/campaigns/154523
2. Japan’s Red Cross- You can donate directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society on Google’s Crisis Response.
JAPAN RED CROSS- http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/index.html
GOOGLE CRISIS RESPONSE- http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
3. INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS- Text MED to 80888 to make a $10 donation from your phone.
International Medical Corps- http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org/Page.aspx?pid=1970
4. GLOBAL GIVING- Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Provides relief and aid to victims. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/japan-earthquake-tsunami-relief/ Text JAPAN or TSUNAMI to 20222 to make a $10 donation from your phone. https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.66
5. ARK (Animal Refuge Kansai) Help for animals made homeless by the earthquake and tsunami- http://www.arkbark.net/?q=en/node/2901
6. DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS- https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/
7. JAPAN SOCIETY EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND- https://www.japansociety.org/
8. SHELTER BOX- http://www.shelterbox.org/deployment_details.php?id=150