On Wednesday, Gwen Stefani donated $1 million to “Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund” to help with recovery efforts.

According to Us Magazine, the singer said in a statement, “I’ve been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture. The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking, and I want to do anything I can to help. I would never be able to make a gesture like this without the love and support of all the fans over all these years.”

In addition, a limited edition Harajuku Lovers T-shirt designed by Stefani will be available next week through her band’s official website, with all proceeds going to the relief efforts in Japan. A charity auction is also going to be organized where fans can bid on the chance to join the singer at a special fundraiser in Los Angeles.

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

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