Jump to content

Featured News

  • entries
  • comments
  • views

Contributors to this blog

Support the Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Relief with Linden Dollars

Kim Linden



Our thoughts today are with all of those who are suffering in the devastation caused by the earthquakes in Japan and the tsunami in the Pacific. We encourage all Second Life Residents to support the relief efforts however they can, and we would like to help.
We have created two special Linden Bears--one that is wearable and one that sits--which are now for sale in the Marketplace at several pricing levels: L$300, L$1,000 and L$3,000. Here’s the direct link to purchase them. We will donate all proceeds from sales of this bear to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief efforts of the American Red Cross. 
Please help us to support the relief efforts - buy the bears, and help spread the word in Second Life.
Additionally, we know that independent groups in Second Life are also planning to support relief efforts. For example, Radar Magazine in Second Life will be holding a month-long event and are seeking designers to donate virtual items (see this article for details). If your group is planning an inworld relief effort, then please share it in the comments here.

Thank you,



UPDATE -- April 14, 2011: Thank you to everyone who contributed to this campaign! In total, this doation drive raised more than L$8.3 million.

The special-edition Linden bears are no longer for sale, but you can of course contribute directly to the charity of your choice and participate in the numerous efforts to support Japan in Second Life organized by fellow Residents. (If your group is planning an inworld relief effort, then please do share it with us in the comments here.)



Recommended Comments

This is a great way to use technology to help our friends in Japan.  It is such a devastating situation.  We need to do everything we can to help.  Skip a cup of coffee and buy 3 bears. 

Link to comment

Bought my bear this morning. No problems whatsoever. All you people trying to suggest ulterior motives, keep your lindens and go put a bag on your head and log off.

Link to comment

G58 Baron, Special Japan Fund Raising Release - All Sales go to Linden Teddy Bears and American Red Cross.

Just as I was finishing up the G58 Baron, and finishing final paint job, news came from Japan and the heartbreaking crisis.  Working around my day job the best I could, I quickly began working on a new livery for a special fundraiser aircraft; giving it priority over normal release.  This is the FIRST RELEASE of the Beechcraft G58 Baron, and probably the first one in Second Life.  It has been painted in the official livery of the Japanese Coast Guard.  It has my most advanced scripting including a brand new HUD with analog instruments and is the same as aircraft I normally charge 4000 L, but this aircraft has been reduced to only $1000 in hopes of getting maximum sales to support the relief effort.  All sales will be converted to purchase of Linden Teddy Bears, these funds will then go to American Red Cross http://secondlife.lithium.com/t5/Featured-News/Support-the-Japan-Earthquake-amp-Pacific-Tsunami-Relief-with/ba-p/743743  .  Thank you for your support of Drusilla Saunders Aeronautics and thank you for your support in the recent Japanese Crisis.

Market Place Item


In World Vender



Link to comment

I am very happy that there is a way to spend for the peoples who had to experiece the daster in japan.

Its very friendly that you did set that up so that we can donate. :)

Link to comment

After contributing online to the Redcross I was pleased to see Linden Lab of  Second Life providing an inworld opportunity for us to contribute as well through the sale of LL Teddy Bears for Japan.  All donations for bears will go to the Redcross.   We are all looking for as many ways as possible to help our Japanese neighbors in their dignified struggle for recovery.  Thank you Linden Lab.

Link to comment


Earthquake Relief Music Festival & Auction

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1q4W . . .

SIM: Dex http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dex/189/33/23

Saturday March 19th

12pm Noon slt til 10pm and on. . .

LIVE performers and Auction to benefit the Quake Victims of Japan and Pacific Tsunami

Tradewinds does NOT want your money. We want you to give directly to established relief efforts. NO Tips -- Zero -- Zip -- will be accepted by Performers or Venue. We ask the public to give to The Red Cross (website links will be given) or to buy Linden Bears for Quake Relief.


noon - 1pm

Charity Auction - Opening Round

*Builders, manufacturers, retailers, please donate your goods!

1 - 2pm

Charity Auction - Round Two

*Artwork, gift certificates

2 - 3pm

KAT- Katarina Malaspina


(Vocal Sensation)

*Kat has been into music since      she was 5 years old, and enjoys singing, playing the piano, guitar and flute.  She really enjoys singing covers with backing tracks  from Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Perry Como, and has recently added some country to her set from Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Leann Rhimes, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette.


3 - 4pm

Charity Auction -   Final Round

*Here you will find the biggest prizes on Auction Day, look for Rene Marine new boats and more!

4 -5pm

“Super Soul Bruthah”              

DJ- Soul, Funk, Disco, (and more)

          “Nothing like $$B”

5 - 6pm


*Great Live Acoustic Music, Set 1

6 - 7pm


*Great Live Acoustic Music, Set 2

7 - 8pm


                *Great DJ

8 - 9pm

“Bones Writer”

       * Great Live piano guitar Music



Link to comment


Many among you are collecting on behalf of relief efforts in Japan. This is well noted and appreciated as we get many notes in, including 2 mentions through CNN which i will post . 
At this time, please keep your momentum, this is not an easily solved crisis, but a real catastrophe with few solutions.  
To that end :


Many among you are collecting on behalf of relief efforts in Japan. This is well noted and appreciated as we get many notes in, including 2 mentions through CNN which i will post . At this time, please keep your momentum, this is not an easily solved crisis, but a real catastrophe with few solutions.  To that end :LIVINGSOCIAL IS DOUBLING ALL 5$ USD DONATIONS TO RED CROSS - PLEASE SEE ATTACHED NOTE



$5 for $10 Donation to Red Cross Relief Efforts

American Red Cross

$    5    

donate now

Due to Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent after shocks, Japan is suffering from what its prime minister is calling the "worst crisis since WWII." The country's northern coast has been totally devastated, leaving the land and the people in ruins. Just like you, we here at LivingSocial want to lend a hand, so we are going to match your donations. For each $5 donation through this offer, we will also donate $5 to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund, for a total contribution of up to $2 million. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy, and hope that by merging our efforts with yours and working directly with the American Red Cross, we can help with immediate aid and long-term recovery plans in Japan.

Find out more »


The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which is no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position.

Your gift to the American Red Cross will support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. For each $5 donation made, LivingSocial will donate an additional $5 to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund up to a maximum of $1,000,000 in matching funds.

On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

The American Red Cross will not receive your contact information. Should you require a receipt from the American Red Cross, please donate at http://www.redcross.org.

For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit http://www.redcross.org.


Have a question? Visit our support portal or call us: 877-521-4191 (US/CA), 0-800-014-8431 (UK), 877-498-0128 (Français), 353-1-234-2557 (Ireland), or 1800 586 766 (Australia).

Please add deals@livingsocial.com to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox.

This message was sent by LivingSocial, 829 7th St NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001.



Link to comment

Wonderful idea!! i have some best japanese friends i hope they're okay...coz' no news from them :((

Link to comment



Can anyone tell me how we can put up a kiosk for the care bears donation. Iwant to give people options to give.


Thanks and all welcome to come.





4PM - 5PM
Jed Luckless is a fairly new musician on the SL scene. His relaxed, acoustic vibe and jammy style has earned him the nick name Jammin' Jed amongst his fanbase.

Jed currently plays various locations in SL and is excited to bring his Grateful Dead experience to your sim.  He truly grabs the crowd, connecting the live energies and infusing two sets of Dead music with passionate jams, cosmic drum solos and atmospheric spaces.

Jed also plays original songs and other cover tunes at some events. His music is influenced by jam bands such as Phish and the Allman Brothers as well as classic rock bands like Yes and Led Zeppelin.

5PM - 6PM
Blues musician, guitarist and vocalist Von Johin hails from Nashville, TN and grew up in the southern usa playing juke joints all across the chitlin’ circuit. An ardent follower of the greats from the world of blues music, von johin delivers his powerful shows every week around second life. 

Ain’t nothing else like him nowhere on second life, so tune in, sit back and turn on your love-light while Von Johin testifies on behald of Rev Gary Davis, Howlin' Wolf, BB King, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixion, Blind Boy Fuller, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johson, Memphis Jug Ban, Noah Lewis and many more!

6PM - 7PM
San Francisco bay area singer songwriter ' Joe Paravane' sings & performs acoustic finger-picking guitar mixing folk, rock, delta & ragtime styles.  He performs classic songs from early roots folk to modern rock along with his own unique blend of original music.   Influences include Mississippi John Hurt, Jerry Garcia acoustic, Jack Johnson, Rev. Gary Davis,  the Shins, Elizabeth Cotten, Dylan, Green Day, the Beatles, Jason Mraz, Simon & Garfunkel, Iron and Wine & more.  He is currently working on his first acoustic solo release 'Resonator'.

7PM - 8PM
Byron Hurricane is a singer and guitar player steeped in the traditions of Country Blues, Bluegrass, Americana and American folk music.  As a solo musician, he is known for his fingerpicking style, bluegrass flatpicking, clawhammer picking and vocal styling.  Hurricane brings his passion for music wherever he goes.  His major influences are Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten, Rev. Gary Davis, John Hartford, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia.  When Hurricane is not performing solo, he can be found jamming with one or more of the Hurricane Brothers.


Link to comment

O/our money should be going to help the people on the WEST COST if The United States of America!

Or if it is posable, the donations from americans should stay home and the rest go to Japan, or allow the donater to deside where they go.




Mistress Despell's slave, bimbo **bleep**toy

Link to comment

This was a great idea on LL part as well as everyone else who supports this and have done something inworld or out for the people of Japan.   Pacidlux Estates home of the USS Aviator-A a UFS starship held an event on Saturday 19th which generated a large sum to be donated to the Red Cross for their relief of Japan. In connection with the fund raiser we were running we also have kiosks pointing folks to the LL bear project which also got a lot of hits on Saturday. 


In addition the USS Aviator will be donating all funds generated from future events towards this event until it is no longer needed.


Pacidlux Estates will be placing these devices around the estate for all to donate to  as well as the links to buy the bears for as long as LL keeps that going on the marketplace. 

Once again we thank all the people around the world for their support in this tragic and dark time for the people of Japan. 


Markus Tyrellium

Pacidlux Estates Owner/Operator

Commanding Officer, USS Aviator NCC-75101-A 

Link to comment


In this horrible Japan tragedy, thousands upon thousands of deaths, while every human life that has suffered, passed, or even hurt, I myself cannot also stop thinking about the thousands of animals in Japan that have also lost their lives. They have been left in homes while their owners fled for safety, they have been taken also, along the ravaged waves of the tsunami, never to meet up with their owners again, lost, cold, scared, and hungry. 
I am asking you all to watch this video, and read this story: 
Please understand that the human lives means just as much to me as the animals. I, as I said, am a HUGE animal advocate, and I feel that not as much effort is going towards the animals as they are towards the people. To me, they are worth just as much. 
I, along with many other wonderful people who are involved are having a large fundraiser for the animals called "Project FUR Japan"
With the gracious donation of a sim by LeLutka, we are ready to get this started but we need YOU to get involved. This is how it will work:
Once we get enough people involved, we will open the sim for you to set up your creations. On the bottom of this notecard is an online form for you to fill out and one of us will be in touch to get you all set up.  
Once we receive your application, you will recieve a folder with all the necessary information. All will be given more information and a vendor to put your creation inside to contribute 100% of the proceeds you make. The vendor is set to send the money to an alternate avatar (ProjectFURJapan Resident) so all money can be accounted for. The sim will be open for 2-3 weeks to collect donations for the cause. Documents will be sent and blogged with proof of the contributions made and that all monies were sent to the charity. 
I have investigated all charitys and have decided on a group called Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS). This group is comprised of three private No-Kill animal welfare organizations in Japan; HEART-Tokushima, Animal Friends Niigata and Japan Cat Network. No animal rescued by JEARS will be surrendered to Animal Control (where they would be at risk for euthanasia after three days) under any circumstance. They rescue, reunite and rehome lost and abandoned animals
I am asking, all of you, every single one of you, and everyone you know, to help these animals. We cannot be successful without you! We need bloggers too! So if any of you blog or know bloggers please have them contact us.
Please fill out this application if you are interested http://tinyurl.com/ProjectFurJapan 
Bloggers & anyone else intrested in this event please contact Blazin Aubret, Tristan Careless, Sanura Snowpaw or Isaiah Tolsen.
Project FUR Japan promo video:
Thank you so much from us, and the animals!
Project FUR Japan


Link to comment

Hello People,

we, the Staff of the DSC, will makes a DJ Marathon for 56 hours or more, the Tips which get into this hours will go complete to Linden for her help for Japan, We hope you will come. Every tipp will be wellcome.

                                                                          Help us to Help!!!!!!!!!

The Marathon will Starts at Friday, the 25th March at 8 AM SL - Time and ends at Sunday night when the last ist gone!



Your DSC Team

Link to comment

Can someone please post the final totals that were raised by the 2-day event this past weekend at Gwampa's Dance Kamp? I know the Inworld music community really came together and busted their butt on that festival, not to mention Gwampa Lomu.

I am humbled at how time and again our community comes together during these kind of crises and gives what it can to help.

Link to comment

I think it's great that you are doing something. However, I must say.. What about the earthquake we had here recently in New Zealand? Nothing that was organised by Lindens was done for that.... Just saying.

On the other hand, yes its great, and I will be purchasing one of those bears as knowing that another nation is suffering like we did on Feb 22nd is horrible.

Link to comment

hi hello every one  I dopn t really know where to address this but I hope that you all can help me 

I had been wanting to get inside the world, every thing seems to start fine  up to the moment where the clothes begin to download  I had not been able  to go past that, I beg you all please help I am desperd Because ist been too long since I ve last gotten in 

Link to comment

I created two special editions of the picture called "Japan: Kyushu (Broken Glass)". I would like to offer these artworks to a gallery owner or an event organizer for their Japan-Sale or Auction.

The first edition is an original, signed on the front. I would like to give it to someone holding a auction.

The second edition consists of a series of 5 pictures, signed and numbered on the backside. You may sell or auction off one of these 5 pictures at any price you like.

If you would like one of these pieces for your event please IM me or send me a notecard. 

Link to comment

Please note that the NIGHT OF 1000 PORNSTARS event is starting at noon SLT today, and running until at least 9:00 tonight.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to Red Cross Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Relief via Donation Linden.  Here are the locations for the event (mine's listed first because I'm biased):

SEXpression Club by REALASM:

  4-6 PM SLT


SEXpressions CLUB

Please come party with us and donate to a good cause.


--ThainTomos Barnes


Owner, SEXpression Club

Link to comment

Some people thinks so poorly of Linden Lab and little do they know of the generous things you guys do! This was a great idea and thank you so much for doing it!

Link to comment

Just found the bear, and got mine. Thank you for this wonderful idea.

May Japan recover soon, we're all with you.

Link to comment

  • Create New...