As many of you are aware, the north coast of Japan was hit by a horrible tsunami after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred 80 miles offshore back in March. Tsunami waves caused major destruction in northern Japan. The death toll has now officially crossed 10,000 & more than 17,000 are still missing today. GlobalGiving is an organization that works primarily with local Japanese organizations on the ground to provide support.
"This tremor was unlike any I’ve experienced previously, and I’ve lived here for eight years. It was a sustained rolling that made it impossible to stand, almost like vertigo." - Matt Alt, quoted in New York Times, an American writer and translator living in Japan
Addoway made a promise to donate 20% of our Pro Membership revenue to various organizations working on the ground to provide relief through GlobalGiving.
During this funraiser, we encouraged Addoway members to support this fund by donating directly to GlobalGiving
or by becoming an Addoway Pro Member and immediately we saw many members interested in being a part of this great cause. Thank you to everyone who was and became an Addoway Pro Member and for everyone who chose to donate money to this cause. We couldn't have done any of this without you. The GlobalGiving campain has now raised close to $4,000,000 for relief. Incredible isn't it?
Addoway will continue to donate to various charities and aide groups dedicated to making this world a better place. We are committed to donating 20% of all Pro Membership monthly dues to giving works campaigns across the world. Learn more about Addoway’s Pro Membership.
Addoway is currently seeking out new campaigns for the remainder of 2011. If you have any campaigns you would love to see Addoway target, please mention them in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you on what campaigns you feel we should include and why they are important to you. And again thank you to everyone who teamed up to donate by becoming an Addoway Pro Member and/or simply donating on our GlobalGiving page