Service & Civic Engagement
Japan Disaster Relief
On March 11, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Northern Japan. Close to 4,000 people are reported dead and over 6,700 are missing. A deepening crisis at a damaged nuclear power plant and cold temperatures are adding to the impact of the disaster and expectation that the death toll will rise. In response, the Center for Service and Civic Engagement is encouraging anyone able in the University Community to send monetary donations to a relief agency. For a list of agencies currently accepting donations, please visit:
Please keep in mind the following tips when considering where to donate your money:
· Choose a well established agency that has done previous work in Japan and/or disaster torn areas.
· Avoid telemarketers and email solicitations.
· Seek out a charity's official website and donate directly.
· Designate your gift to ensure that it goes where you want it to go.
For more information and tips on giving wisely during a disaster, please visit:
Upcoming Campus Fundraisers:
| April 1, 2011
|| 11:30am to2:30pm
|| Kaufman Mall
|| Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Theta Chi Fraternity and the Red Cross Club. All funds raised will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. For more information contact Guy Paddock at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
| April 20, 2011
|| 4pm to 6pm
|| Rector's Room
|| Blue Goes Green Week Organic Vs. Local Wine and Beer Tasting sponsored by Aramark and the SA Go GREEN Committee. All funds raised will go to the Save the Children Foundation. **must be 21 to buy tickets or attend. For more information contact email@example.com. |
According to information received by the Center for Service & Civic Engagement there are currently no local/national agencies that are accepting USED clothing and/or canned goods. Additionally, no unskilled labor is currently needed in Japan. Nurses or physicians, especially those with trauma experience, can contact the International Medical Corps (http://www.imcworldwide.org/Page.aspx?pid=183) to offer their services.
The Center for Service & Civic Engagement is staying informed on the latest needs coming out of Japan. As new needs arise, the Center will respond to those needs by posting a call for donations to University Announcements. For more information, please contact the Center for Service and Civic Engagement by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 683-6948.