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BROOKLYN <3 JAPAN: A Brooklyn Benefit for Japan Disaster Relief On 4/15
Night Two Of Japan Benefit To Feature Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, Dj Aaron Lacrate, And More
(April 8, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) Japan has been hit with one of the greatest natural catastrophes of our generation. The perception of Japan as a wealthy, self-sufficient nation has negatively affected the amount of charitable giving, compared to other recent natural disasters. But the fact is, Japan still needs our help. CNN estimated that the devastating earthquake and tsunami could cost up to $309 billion, making it the most costly disaster in the country since the end of WWII. Nearly 30,000 people are estimated to be dead or missing and over a quarter million people have been left homeless.
Our hearts have been hurting thinking about this tragedy, and we've teamed up The Bell House to help publicize a two-part benefit to raise funds to help the disaster relief effort in Japan. 100% of the ticket sales and silent auction sales will benefit GlobalGiving.org, a charity that is currently disbursing funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. The funds will directly help survivors and victims with recovery efforts: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/japan-earthquake-tsunami-relief .
Thanks to everyone who helped make Night One on April 5th a huge success -- raising over $9,000. Let's double that number for Night Two on April 15th! We've joined forces with other local Brooklyn businesses to help raise more money at both events through a silent auction, including hundreds of dollars worth of gift certificates from Union Hall, Bell House, Floyd, Maxwell's, Prime Meats, Fonda, Insound, Pongo Power and Three Kings Tattoo. Also contributing items to the silent auction are Bravo's Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen (a pair of tickets to see the show), Sub Pop Records packages, autographed Nada Surf and Chromeo posters, autographed SNL script, Comedy Central Records gift bag, Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film poster autographed by entire cast, Unemployed Philosophers' Guild gift package, autographed Lewis Black merchandise, autographed Mumford & Sons posters, autographed Two Door Cinema Club CDs and much more! (Did we mention an autographed Jonas Bros card?) Please join us for a second night of wonderful music and comedy at the Bell House in Brooklyn!
What: Brooklyn <3 Japan
Who: Hosted by Liam McEneaney. With guests Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, Mike Doughty, Kurt Braunohler, Tim Harrington, Arden Myrin, Hard Nips, The Suzan, and Dj Aaron Lacrate
When: Friday, April 15, 2011 Where: The Bell House -- 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY What time: 7pm doors / 8pm show
Ticket info: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3607175 .
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