Movie and singing artists use talents to sponsor Army’s work
Ame ni Mo Makezu is one of Japan’s most famous poems. Roughly translated, the title means “don’t be defeated by the rain.” Its inspirational message encourages people to have hope and fight the world’s heartache by standing up for those in need.
Jackie Chan and dozens of Hong Kong singers and actors have adapted this poem into a new song, “Succumb Not to Sorrow,” which will be the theme of their upcoming Japan relief concert. Love Without Borders 3/11 Candelight Gala will be held on April 1 in Hong Kong with proceeds from the event going to The Salvation Army’s relief efforts.
But Jackie Chan isn’t the only celebrity using his star power to help Japan. Brittany Spears donated 2 VIP tickets to her free Sunday performance taping for Good Morning America. Radio station Wild 94.9 auctioned them off and donated the proceeds to The Salvation Army’s disaster efforts. The winning bidder paid $1,136 for the tickets, which will go straight to supporting Japan.