Friday, March 18, 2011
Sandra Bullock in solidarity donations to help Japan
Hollywood has done a lot of disaster movies, but the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan are not fiction and the entertainment industry has responded to the terrible situation with generosity.
Bullock became the latest to join the cause when the American Red Cross said on Thursday it had given $ 1 million to help disaster victims in Japan.
Several more famous and Hollywood studios have also pledged aid to the country.
Charlie Sheen, the bad boy of Hollywood, will donate one dollar for each entry in their live shows coming to the Red Cross.
Pop star Lady Gaga designed a bracelet to help Japan and in 48 hours raised $ 250,000, and sales are ongoing.
Singer Katy Perry is donating the sales of stickers on his concert tour to Japan Red Cross.
This week, Walt Disney donated $ 2.5 million to the American Red Cross relief efforts in Japan, and also said it would match employee donations up to a total of $ 1 million.
The Warner Bros studio has pledged sales and Blu-ray DVD of his film "Beyond Life" to the efforts of the Red Cross in Japan.
Bullock's donation stands as the largest by a single star in Hollywood.
American Red Cross, which this week announced an initial contribution of $ 10 million to the Japan Society of the Red Cross, said he was "extremely grateful