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Mark Hoppus Auctions Personal Items For Tsunami Relief

What have you done for those in need of help? Find out what one rocker is offering up, and perhaps you might like to make a bid for a piece of memorabilia that can help those trying to recover from the tsunami disaster.

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Myself, I haven’t done anything yet to help those trying to recover from the recent natural disaster. I think I’ve still been patting myself on the back for the $10.00 text donation I made for the earthquake in Haiti. I guess it’s about time to reach for another 10 bucks huh?

Well, here’s a nice story where Blink 182’s front-man Mark Hoppus has donated a raft of items, from the original handwritten lyrics sheet for the group’s early hit, “Rock Show,” which is already drawing bids in excess of $17,000, to used backstage passes, the band’s dressing-room sign from the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards and the orange sweater Hoppus wore in the “Dammit” video. Here’s the link for all of the Blink stuff up for grabs on Ebay. Last I heard he’s already raised over thirty-thousand dollars with 100% of the proceeds going to tsunami relief in Japan.

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If you can’t afford to make a bid for any of any of Mark’s belongings, that’s understandable. Although there are many small priced items available too. But if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to help out that will instantly make you feel like better person for doing something, try that $10 donation I referred to earlier by texting REDCROSS to 90999. I know that some people are paranoid about sending money this way, but it’s probably one of the safest ways there is. They simply add the charge to your cell phone provider so your bill next month will be $10 more. And afterwards you will have a small sense of accomplishment like you did your part. Then you can brag to your friends about what you did, and maybe even talk them into helping out too!

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