Thanks So Much For Supporting Our Japan Disaster Relief Fund!

By Spencer . March 19, 2011 . 2:33pm


Hi Siliconera community,


Wow! In less than a week we tripled our initial goal and raised $3234 to aid Japan after the devastating earthquake. It’s an amazing achievement. I wanted to start by saying a huge thanks to everyone for the donations, spreading the word, and the support. THANK YOU! (*shouts so loud the neighbors can hear*)


Since we surpassed our goal and Japan could use the money sooner rather than later we decided to release the funds to the Red Cross early. We sent the money this morning after the supermoon set and the sun rose. To do this we had to end the fundraiser/raffle early too. Oh, and S. Jun we’ve got a prize pack for you including the autographed Dissidia: Final Fantasy figure. I’d like to think that everyone is a winner, especially the survivors in Japan who needed our help.


We encourage anyone who wants to donate to head to the Red Cross site or the CAG fundraiser at CheapAssGamer.Thanks so much for being a part of this. It warms my heart that as a community were able to do something great.


– Spencer & the Siliconera staff

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  • Code

    Hooray >w<~! rar, I'm really proud of everyone! Whole team did good!

  • ToSeektheChosen

    Wow, that’s amazing; see gaming can be an impact in society :)
    The red cross was a good program to donate to, and that picture is a win.

  • PrinceHeir

    even though i wasn’t able to donate for various reason, it’s nice that siliconera was able to finish this ahead of the due date.

    people here are just amazing ^^

    • z_merquise

      Same here. I really also wanted to donate but wasn’t able to for some reason (the very first reason is I don’t have a credit card). But I’m happy that many people here donated and it exceeded the expectation.

    • Zero_Destiny

      I feel bad because I couldn’t get any money into a paypall. It was a nightmare. I used it like once two years ago and forgot all the stuff I needed and had to redo everything and I couldn’t figure it out. :( Anyways I did donate to the Red Cross if you guys are up for it just text REDCROSS to 90999, and you’ll donate $10 (ends up on your phone bill). Every bit helps. I’m just glad you wanted to help. We all have our limitations. Just wanting to help is a good thing though. Anyways thank you everyone else who could donate. I’m glad this has went so well.

  • IceRomancer

    How awesome! Good job everyone, I’m happy to be a part of such a great and loving gaming community :D

    Also a special thanks to Spencer for setting this up of course :) oh and congrats s. jun!

  • DanteJones

    $3,234?! Holy crap last time I saw it, it was at like $1,250 or something. Thank you everyone!

  • C’est Fantastique!

  • Pesmerga00
    • Code

      God, I always love that gif omo; I can’t help but like it everytime I see it omo So intense, so clapping.

  • WOW. Good job everyone :D

  • We could as well get a few hints about what else was in this super package:)

    • Sure, I just finished packing it. There are a couple of t-shirts – a Dragon Quest one, some pre-order bonus items from Japanese games, a MotoHeroz cape (I think its a flag but the developer insisted its a cape – OK!), and I think I squeezed in a water bottle too. That’s at the bottom.

      • Post a picture of it! Share the love >_<

        • Ack, I should’ve probably done that *before* I sealed the package. Sorry, but you’ll have to use your imagination this time :P

  • HarryHodd

    Siliconera = best gaming site on the Internet.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    gamers are the nicest people ^^

  • karasuKumo

    WOW that’s an amazing amount! Congratulations to the winner! Glad my $10 could help haha

  • IgneousFeline

    That’s so wonderful great job everyone! I’m glad I was able to help at least a little and congratulations to the winner! :]

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