Two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Los Angeles communities and businesses are rallying to raise money and send supplies to the displaced, injured and homeless. There will be more need for aid in the months and years to come, no doubt, but here are some opportunities close to home for you to lend a hand.
You can donate to tsunami and earthquake relief efforts through the KCBS/KCAL partnership with the American Red Cross. To make a donation, visit CBSLA.com or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone.
Thursday March 31st, 8pm to 10pm
Lucky Strike Bowling
3525 W Carson St
Torrance, California 90503
Bowl the night away for a great cause! Every donation and a portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to aid Japan earthquake relief. All Los Angeles locations will have free admission, raffle and drink specials all night long.
Saturday, April 2, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Miguel’s Boot Camp
31125 Via Colinas
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Marine Miguel kicks butts into gear regularly, but he is opening up his workout to people (for a $10 minimum donation) for an hour to raise money for the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund. Bring friends!
Sat April 2nd, 10am to 2pm
Black Cat Bakery and Cafe
519 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Buy a tasty treat for a great cause at the Los Angeles location of a simultaneous, national bake sale. Baked goods are made by some of the most talented professional and amateur bakers around with 100% of all donations going to benefit the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami through Peace Winds America.
Saturday, April 2, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
RISE 4 JAPAN WORKOUT (Don-A-Matrix Training)
3501 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Workout with Celebrity Trainer DB Donamatrix and help a great cause. $10 donation with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross Japan Disaster Fund.
Saturday April 2nd, 3pm to 8pm
1619 Silver Lake Blvd
Silver Lake, CA 90026
Ever-changing art space M&A is throwing a fundraising event to help Architecture for Humanity Japan. Be a part of this outdoor art installation. You choose $5-10 admission and your heartbeat is added to a large Sasaki Canvas.
Thursday, April 7
Tustin Whole Foods
2847 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782
Shop for a good cause! Five per cent of all sales for the day will go to benefit the American Red Cross Orange County Chapter.
Friday, April 8, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
‘Affect the Effect’ benefit showcase fundraiser (NetteRadio)
The Talking Stick
1411 C Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
Head to The Talking Stick on Friday April 8 for live music, auction items, drawings and more. A $5 donation will benefit The American Red Cross LA Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
Thurs, Apr 14, 9pm to 1am
Japan Rocks Benefit Show
2913 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
A benefit show for Japan Relief will be held at this funky alternative music venue. You may have seen it in “True Blood” or “Tenacious D: the Pick of Destiny”. The bar is for 21 and over, and the $8 donation goes to the Red Cross.
Sunday April 17th, 10:00am-4:00pm
Cut-a-thon For Japan
Salon Da Vinci
2300 S.E. Bristol St. #A
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Get a haircut for a great cause! Minimum donation of $10.00 per haircut. All proceeds will go through The American Red Cross.
Aracely Worley publishes the blog Daytripping Mom.