The videos and pictures coming out of Japan of the tsunami and its aftermath are some of the most horrifying scenes that I have ever seen. And the individual stories that we have been hearing of personal loss are too painfully heartbreaking. We are reminded what fragile mortals we really are in the face of nature's power. For my family, it's a tense time of vigil and prayer as we await word of relatives and friends in Japan. And I also pray for the safety of my Japanese friends in Second Life. We are truly a global community in this virtual world.
Linden Lab is selling special edition teddy bears wearing the Japanese flag. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Relief of the American Red Cross. The bears can be purchased in the Marketplace for L$300, L$1000, and L$3000. Please find it in your hearts to make a donation. The direct link for purchasing the bears is provided below.