A nation that always pride itself as self-sufficient, Japan finally succumbed to reality yesterday when its nuclear agency raised the disaster level at the stricken http://iaea.org/newscenter/news/tsunamiupdate01.html” target=”_blank”>Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to 7 from 5 on the scale of severity, on par as the Chernobyl incident in 1986. Though improved somewhat, the dire situation in Japan still need aid from the outside. But after a marathon of t-shirts and charitable events, what else can we do, especially those in New York City? Designer Jhttp://stapledesign.com” target=”_blank”>eff Staple and his http://stapledesign.com” target=”_blank”>Staple Design might have the answer, a simple red circle pin. In his statement, Staple wrote:
A red circle.
Anyone who donates or supports gets one. It’s not only a badge of support, it’s a rally cry. We are organizing an event in NYC on Saturday 4/16/11 to bring people together; get them to donate directly to Red Cross Japan and then represent with this button. You don’t have to buy a product. There’s no “portion of sales” of anything…We’re just giving those that choose to support a means of telling the world around them to do the same.
With the help of our friends, we’ve amassed an incredible all-star line up of DJs to provide you with what will be a very special night. Please come out and support, have a good time and GIVE. Japan has given us so much. It’s time to give back.
Again, point of purchase is not necessary. Simply donate directly to http://jrc.or.jp/english/index.html” target=”_blank”>Japan Red Cross Society on the day of the event to receive a pin.