On March 11th, 2011, just off the shores of Japan, a massive earthquake rocked the Pacific Ocean. Reports were unclear in the immediate aftermath and we watched, helplessly unable to act, as the tragedy unfolded before our eyes. The sheer magnitude of its force grew with each news report. The sheer impact of the destruction that followed was, and remains, incomprehensible.
But even amidst the confusion, the sense of disbelief, and of the ever mounting toll this disaster will have upon the people of Japan, much is clear to us. The people of Japan need our help. People need your help.
Now we act.
Right now you will find a charity wristband for sale in the Bungie Store
. All proceeds from the sale of these wristbands will be donated directly to Red Cross
aid and relief efforts that will desperately be needed in the days, weeks, and months ahead. In addition, we will donate all of the profits from all Bungie Store purchases until April 30th, 2011.
The characters embossed on the band hold many meanings in Japanese. “Ganbare Nippon” is a sentiment expressed when someone needs spirit lifted. It is a show of support and a call for unity. For us, it is a hopeful expression. Hope that our aid and support will find its way to heavy hearts, and that our community message will have a positive impact upon deserving people in their time of need. Hope that we too may come together, regardless of our differences and our location upon this earth, and unite ourselves to the benefit of all.
Help us spread this message. Copy this link into the communities you visit. Ask your family, friends, and those you game with to get involved in any way they can in support of Japan Quake Relief 2011. We cannot undo the damage that has been caused, but we are not helpless. We are united. And together, we will make a difference.
Thank you for your continued support.
Note: Due to the nature of this item, we wanted to make sure we could ship internationally, but please be aware that you cannot add additional items to your cart when purchasing the wristband for international delivery.