Shortly after the devastating Tōhoku earthquake and following tsunami hit Japan, Sony launched a campaign to assist sympathetic PlayStation Network users wanting to support relief efforts in the affected regions. The outpouring of support from PSN users across the world has been staggering, and has just hit a new milestone.
Across all regions, PlayStation Network users have been able to raise a combined total of 129.7 million yen (approximately US $1.587 million), as of July 13th, 2011. The full amount will be donated to a relief organization from each specific region.
$425,644 will go to American Red Cross – Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund for North America. €609,155 will go to British Red Cross for Europe. The remaining 25,438,237 yen will go to Central Community Chest of Japan known as the Red Feather Community Chest Movement for Japan and Asia.
Sony has pledged continued support throughout the relief efforts. For more information on Sony’s commitment to relief effots, visit: http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/csr/groupcsr.html?fm=csr71001
You can also continue to support efforts at: http://www.redcross.org/