One World Japan Earthquake Relief Jersey

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  1. ShiftCycle

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    On March 11, 2011 at 2:46PM local time, one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, followed by a tsunami of apocalyptic proportions, killed thousands and left tens of thousands homeless in Japan. And the tragedy does not end there. Hundreds of communities are still without electricity, gas, or even food or running water.

    We can help to begin the healing.

    To help etch this day in history, when so many of our neighbors died and survivors faced conditions of unimaginable strife, we have created the One World Japan earthquake relief cycling jersey to honor those killed - many of them swept away by a 20 foot wall of water - and show our support for survivors. This jersey is both a celebration of the resilience of the quake survivors as well as a reminder of the day the most earthquake and tsunami prepared communities in the world were faced with nothing the world had ever witnessed before. In an effort to provide scarce necessities such as water, food, medicine and shelter to the victims of this earthquake, we are donating 20% of all sales to Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps' sister company, Peace Winds, is already in Japan and actually on the ground providing much needed necessities like water, food, shelter, and medical supplies to the victims of this disaster.

    Not in need of a jersey? Click Here to make a cash donation to Mercy Corps.


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    About this Jersey:

    The One World Japan Jersey was designed in cooperation with a Japanese artist and incorporates beautiful Japanese iconic artwork as well as meaningful symbols and images.

    The front of the jersey features a red and white Japan Earthquake Relief Ribbon. A bold outline of the Mt. Fuji, one of the universally recognized symbols of Japan, is underscored by Japanese cherry blossom branches.

    The sleeves of the jersey bear the official seal of Mercy Corps, and an outline of a Japanese Paper Crane - a national symbol of hope for the people of Japan.

    The back of the jersey features the official symbols of the 6 prefectures in Japan that suffered widespread destruction from this earthquake. From left to right, Ibaraki, Iwate, Miyagi, Chiba, Fukushima and Aomori.

    In the small of the back is etched the local time when the 9.0 Earthquake struck Northeastern Japan.

    The jersey is flanked with side panels that read "One Hope", with the Japanese Kanji Characters for "Hope" on one side, and "One World" with the universal peace symbol on the other.

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  2. Wizzo

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    Nice design and effort to support the recognition of a terrible disaster and showing compassion for the citizens of Japan.
     
  3. TriVon

    TriVon New Member

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    Cool design and very Japan-ish.
     
  4. valentine44

    valentine44 New Member

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    v nice design :) gud work
     
  5. ShiftCycle

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    Thanks to everyone's support, Shift Cycle Wear has now raised over $1000 with Mercy Corps to support the victims of the terrible disaster that has struck northeastern Japan. However your support is still needed. Donate through Shiftcyclewear.com and receive a "One World Japan" mens or womens cycling jersey or versatile technical tee.
     
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