Entertainment Industry and Celebs Pledge Aid for Japan Relief
As the full horror of the scale of earthquake and tsunami damage to Japan, and its ongoing nuclear radiation crisis, hits Americans, folks in show business are stepping up.
Sandra Bullock, as she did with New Orleans and Haiti, was one of the first celebrities to lead the way with a serious-scale donation of $1 million to the Red Cross for Japan disaster relief. Others are also giving. See below.
– Heroes star Masi Oka, who was born in Japan, appeared on CNN on March 17, and discussed his plans for a national TV telethon to benefit the people of Japan. He suggested that relief telethon organizer George Clooney would be one of many celebrities involved in the fundraiser. According to Clooney’s press rep Stan Rosenfield:
“George is in Michigan directing a film but would be happy to participate in any way he can in helping the people affected by this disaster. He told me “I’m happy to participate in any way I possibly can to help.”