Plans are in motion to raise money to benefit victims of the devastating earthquake in Japan last week.
International Services and Programs Abroad is spearheading campus-wide efforts to fundraise for the Canadian Red Cross. The campaign will last for a month.
Here’s what’s happening so far:
- Donation jars have been placed at Tim Horton’s in the Schmon Tower, Market Hall and the Avondale in the plaza across the street from the main campus. There will be more jars placed around campus over the next month.
- An event on March 24 in Market Hall where Japanese students will sell origami, calligraphy and recipe cards, among other things.
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on March 11 and triggered massive tsunamis in the island nation. The confirmed death toll as of today is 3,676 , and nearly 8,000 more still missing. The earthquake caused fires and severe damage to buildings to infrastructure. It also left 4.4 million homes without electricity.
Donations will be accepted at the International Services and Programs Abroad office at GLN-B 210 in the International Centre. You can also call 905-688-5550 x3163 or email email@example.com. Cheques are preferred and can be earmarked “Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami” and sent through inter-office mail.
To donate online, visit redcross.ca and cite the donation as part of the Brock/Japan Red Cross fundraising group.