Released 15 April 2011
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Hong Kong – A concert broadcast live on television in Hong Kong raised more than
HK$26 million (US$3.3 million) for The Salvation Army's earthquake and tsunami
response program in Japan.
The event was organized by internationally famous film star Jackie Chan and
featured artists well known in Hong Kong and
around the world.
The three-hour concert, called “Artiste 311 Love Beyond Borders,” took place at
Hong Kong's Victoria Park. Stars taking part
included actor and singer Andy Lau, actor Donnie Yen and singers from Hong Kong, Japan,
South Korea and China. American
singer Lionel Richie performed from Australia
via satellite link, singing “Say You, Say
Hong Kong-born Jackie Chan told entertainment website Hollywood Reporter why he decided to arrange the concert: “For years my Japanese fans have made a
great effort to raise money for my charity, to build schools in China and to help the victims of the  Sichuan earthquake. It’s
time for me to return the favor and do what we can to help.”
He personally paid for the plane tickets and accommodation for all the overseas
All profits from the concert will be passed on to The Salvation Army. More than
300 Salvationists and Salvation Army staff from its Hong
Kong and Macau Command took telephone donations during the event.
The exact use of the funds is still being decided but it is likely that much of
the money will be used to supply emergency relief packs – including a 15-day
supply of food and water, personal care and hygiene products and blankets – to
people in areas affected by the earthquake, tsunami and by problems at the
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
photographs from the event please visit: http://bit.ly/g8T2wR
Source: Emergency News
About The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million
Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the
broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the
hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to
the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for
underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those
services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.