Lady Gaga has become one of the first celebrities to come out with a fund-raising project to offer some help to Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims. The pop star has designed a bracelet with all proceeds going to the relief effort and recovery funds.
MTV News reported, "The star tweeted on Friday that she has designed a special wristband to benefit those affected by the disaster." Lady Gaga wrote: "I Designed a Japan Prayer Bracelet. Buy It/Donate here and ALL proceeds will go to Tsunami Relief Efforts. Go Monsters."
The red and white wristband created by the popular singer is available for purchase at her official online store, with the proceeds from all sales and donations benefiting victims of the disaster. The wristband is priced at $5 and allows the option of including a donation of up to $100 per order.
The Lady Gaga gear website announced to her admirers and fans:
"Little Monsters, show your support for Japan with this "We Pray For Japan" wristband! Choose your price to add an additional donation with your wristband. All proceeds go directly to Japan relief efforts and notes the bracelets will be shipped on or after March 25, 2011."
The wristbands have 'We Pray For Japan' printed on them in both English and Japanese and feature a red claw-like hand forming the simulated monster claw motion that Lady Gaga has made famous.
Lady Gaga is no stranger to providing assistance to world-wide relief efforts. MTV reported in January that "on her final U.S. tour date on the first leg of the Monster Ball Tour, the singer announced that her "Gaga for Haiti" day netted half a million dollars for relief efforts in Haiti."
"Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Lea Michele are just a few of the high-profile celebrities who have taken to their Twitter pages to express their support and offer prayers for the victims of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan," reports Gather.
"Glee's Lea Michele Tweeted, "So devastating to hear about the huge earthquake & tsunami Japan. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone there." And, Britney Spears Tweeted, "So tragic. My heart is breaking for Japan. Twilight star Kellan Lutz Tweeted, "praying for everyone in Japan, Hawaii, and on the west coast!"Gather reported that the celebrities, including Lady Gaga, have went "above and beyond the call, using Twitter to directly urge their followers to lend support and financial assistance to the country. To all of his Beliebers, Bieber Tweeted, "Japan is one of my favorite places on earth... it's an incredible culture with amazing people. My prayers go out to them. We all need to help."