X JAPAN Leader YOSHIKI Donates $25,000 To Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims
September 2, 2017, 5 months ago
Yoshiki, leader of the acclaimed rock group X Japan, has made a $25,000 donation to the Red Cross to help benefit Hurricane Harvey victims. Although he is a Japanese citizen, he considers America his second home and has lived in the U.S. for 25 years.
"I'm sending my prayers from Japan to the victims of Hurricane Harvey," says Yoshiki. "America is my second home and Yoshiki Foundation America has made a $25,000 donation to help the people of Houston. Please click the Red Cross link in my bio to donate what you can to keep it going (here)."
The Yoshiki Foundation America is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which has supported the Grammy Foundation, MusiCares, Points Of Light and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as the Japan Red Cross and Kumamoto-Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims.
According to The Washington Post, the storm once known as Hurricane Harvey made its second landfall Wednesday, dumping record rains and spurring additional flooding in small Texas cities that lie east of now-devastated Houston.
City officials said much of Port Arthur — a city of 55,000 — was under water. A shelter for flood victims flooded. One official estimated that water had entered one-third of the city’s buildings.
Harvey, which had swung out into the Gulf of Mexico again, came ashore at dawn near the Texas-Louisiana border. Its rain bands preceded it, pounding Texas towns including Orange, Port Arthur and Beaumont with more than two feet of rain.
About 80 miles to the west, the Houston area was just beginning to recover from the biggest rainstorm in the recorded history of the continental United States.