Blogging with an eye toward Japan relief

March 15th, 2011
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No doubt you’ve heard plenty of appeals over the past few days to donate to relief efforts underway to help Japan in the wake of Thursday’s earthquake and tsunami and the escalating nuclear crisis. If you’ve given to one of those efforts, thank you very much. If you haven’t … well, here’s another avenue to consider.

Freelance manga editor and All About Manga blogger Daniella Orihuela-Gruber set up two pages on the FirstGiving website — one for Doctors Without Borders, one for ShelterBox. She set those up under the banner of Anime and Manga Bloggers for Japan — here’s her explanatory post. In about 10-plus hours since the links went live, $334 has been raised toward the $2,000 goal.

Since the blog you’re reading now is very much an anime- and manga-centric blog, and we’re very much for Japan as well, you’d better believe that we’re very much a part of promoting and participating in Daniella’s effort. I’ve already made one contribution to Doctors Without Borders and will make another in kind to ShelterBox as soon as I can find time to round up my Family Guy DVDs for a trip to Bookoff. Why Family Guy? Oh … I have my reasons. (The tweet may be gone, the apology may have been made, and forgiveness granted … but the Internet never forgets.)

Won’t you consider contributing as well?

Update 3/15, 9:53 a.m.: Donations are now up to $466 in 13 hours. Amazing. Also, Mikey-san at One Piece blog One Piece at a Time has vowed to donate $5 for every comment left on their benefit post, so if you donate, please comment over there as well.

Update 3/15, 3:42 p.m.: $717! Woo! Go, team! Also, the spiffy new banner at the top of this post was crafted by Michael Huang over at Anime Diet for us bloggers to use … thanks, Michael!

Update 3/16, 9 a.m.: The power level has now gone OVER ONE THOUSAAAAAAAND~~~! $1,273, to be exact. I also got a tweet from Glenn Kardy over at Manga University asking if I could share the list of other ways to help that is posted on their site … so here you go.

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