The past few days have been a bit of a blur, so I wanted to post an update and explanation here on the blog regarding the Help Japan poster and the funds it raised for disaster relief after the 8.9 quake last Friday. I’ve received numerous emails, tweets and comments, most of which I haven’t had a chance to respond to individually. So I will update you as best I can right here.
I want to thank everyone for your immense support in spreading the word via your blogs and Twitter over the last few days. Your positive feedback and willingness to help contributed hugely to raising over $7,000 which will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross to help with the relief efforts in Japan. It’s incredible to see so many leap at the opportunity to give through this initiative and my thanks goes out to each and every one of you. If you would like some alternative methods of donating, please refer to my previous post.
So, what happens now? I’ve been busy sorting out all of the necessary components to get the first run of posters into peoples’ hands as soon as possible. I plan on starting shipping at the end of this week (or early next week) once all the supplies have arrived, and I would like to thank you for your patience as I rush to nail down all the final details.
A second run of posters
Many people have been inquiring about a second run of Help Japan posters going toward a second donation, and this is something I will be sorting out once this current batch is underway. I will have more details by the end of this week. The reason for this is simple, Signalnoise is a 1-man operation. I wish I could say I had the capacity to take on all orders immediately, but unfortunately I can’t because I will be packing and shipping everything myself. This initiative is very grassroots and the incredible support you have shown it caught me very much by surprise these past few days. I will be doing everything I can to keep things moving on the first run of posters, along with the second run when I have the capacity.
So again, a huge thanks for your generosity and willingness to help, everyone. It’s truly appreciated. And if you are looking for alternative methods of donating to help the relief efforts in Japan, please refer to my previous post which lists a number charitable organizations.