The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the north-eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011 has robbed many off their lives and tens of thousands left homeless and in despair, struggling to rebuild their lives once again. Do spare a thought for the many in Japan who no longer have a family or loved ones to go home to, let alone a roof over their heads.
We at 123RF.com would like to extend our sincere condolences and prayers to the victims of this calamity. We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of innocent lives, displacement of families and the homes of many that were destroyed beyond recognition. As part of our humanitarian efforts, we would like to offer our heartfelt support to the survivors through 123RFCares - Tsunami Relief Fund.
We have set up a special account called "123RFCares", with the aid of our team of designers and specially invited 123RF Contributors. We have populated this portfolio with images exclusively donated for a worthy cause.
When you download any image from this account, you will be contributing towards the relief effort. All commissions that this account receives will go to the Hong Kong Red Cross, particularly for the Tsunami Relief Efforts in Japan. At 123RF, we pledge to match the commissions dollar for dollar in aid of this noble humanitarian cause. The proceeds will then be wired to the Hong Kong Red Cross on a monthly basis until April 10, 2011. Thereafter, plans are also underway to extend similar campaigns in aid of other humanitarian causes in the future.
Beneficiary Organization - Hong Kong Red Cross
123RF Limited has also received a letter of support from the Hong Kong Red Cross, endorsing this humanitarian campaign.
Here is the scanned version of the letter.
No matter how small the contribution may seem to be, every single effort counts. We hope that you will join us in providing much needed aid and support to the survivors of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. All you have to do is make a contribution by downloading the images from the 123RFCares account. Every donation plays a vital role in the recovery projects of the affected communities.
May we present to you, the lightbox of images that we and our benevolent 123RF Contributors have donated in aid of the Tsunami Relief Efforts in Japan. With a charitable cause at heart, please feel free to download as many of these images as you wish, and we assure you that all proceeds from these downloads will be channeled to the relief efforts in Japan through the Hong Kong Red Cross.
For a cause that we hold dear in our hearts, we thank you for lending us your kind support