Gwen Stefani Donates $1 Million to Relief Efforts in Japan
Gwen Stefani has joined the growing list of celebrities donating toward the relief and recovery efforts in Japan.
"I've been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture," Stefani said Wednesday. "The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I want to do anything I can to help. I would never be able to make a gesture like this without the love and support of all the fans over all these years."
Besides giving $1 million to the Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund, the singer and clothing designer announced that sales of a special edition T-shirt purchased on her band No Doubt's website will also benefit the fund.
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Last week Sandra Bullock gave $1 million to the Red Cross, Lady Gaga announced a $5 "We Pray for Japan" bracelet with all proceeds going to relief and Charlie Sheen stated that $1 from every ticket sold on his live tour will be donated.
Universal Music is creating a digital compilation album to raise funds with Justin Bieber and Rihanna among those contributing.
The disaster in Japan is emerging as the world's most expensive natural disaster on record, with Japanese officials saying losses could total up to 25 trillion yen — or $309 billion.