CBC is organizing a benefit concert for Tsunami Relief: Canada for Asia. It will include big names such as Barenaked Ladies, Celine Dion, and Tragically Hip. According to this article, they are making it available for private broadcasters to pick up. I hope they accept. It's what you do in a crisis: band together (no pun originally intended).
The same article says that CTV is also planning their own benefit concert starring Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and others.
As I said in yesterday's post, The Other Disaster, we really do a pretty good job at mobilizing for such disasters. They focus our attention and bring out the best in us.
It would be unrealistic of me to wish for the magnitude of this outpouring to continue on into The Other Disaster, but if we could even sustain a modicum of the care, energy, and commitment, the world would become a better place for countless millions.
Read more about Canada for Asia on the CBC website.