Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga Among Stars Raising Money for Japan Earthquake, Tsunami Relief
The various ways celebrities are inspiring their fans to donate.
Charlie Sheen and Lady Gaga are among the entertainers trying to raise relief for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.
Over the weekend, Gaga announced that she has designed a red-and-white wristband - with the words "We pray for Japan" and an image of the singer's monster paw gesture - and is selling it for $5 on her Web site.
She also is urging fans to donate on the Citizen Effect web page, set up by Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife Wendy. They will match the first $100,000 donated to help American Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.
Meanwhile, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park has designed a T-shirt to benefit Music for Relief's Tsunami Relief in Japan. He is asking for $10 donations that can be made by texting "MFR" to 85944. A Blink-182 rocker also is auctioning off music notes to raise money, reports TMZ.
The Red Cross is the charity of choice for Charlie Sheen, who is donating $1 from every tour ticket to the organization.
Star Trek alum George Takei (who is of Japanese descent), Conan O’Brien, Diddy and Katy Perry also are urging fans via Twitter to help out the Red Cross. Perry Tweeted Sunday: "Imagine... if we ALL texted REDCROSS to 90999 we'd have raised over 60million dollars for #JAPAN REFLIEF! BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE! BE!”
KIM Hyun-joong, a member of the popular South Korean boy band SS501, also has donated more than $110,000 via his Japan-based agency, DA.
Starting Tuesday, people wanting to donate also will be able to contribute at downloadtodonate.org. Anyone giving $10 or more will be able to download a collection of new songs by various artists.