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|SOUTHEASTERN STUDENTS COLLECTING FUNDS FOR TSUNAMI RELIEF
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana
University student organizations are joining forces to help victims of
the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia.
The Student Government Association
is spearheading a campus-wide fundraiser for American Red Cross Tsunami
Relief and Recovery Efforts Jan. 31-Feb. 4. SGA President Brett Bova of
Hammond said SGA has asked its fellow organizations to help staff a fundraising
station in the War Memorial Student Union mall.
The organizations will solicit
one dollar donations that will be given to the American Red Cross.
“Our goal is $3,000,” said Bova said. “Combining our efforts to raise
money for the disaster will benefit a region that has suffered so much.”
According to its web site, the
American Red Cross International Response Fund is using donations “to provide
tsunami survivors with nutritious food, basic supplies such as tents and
hygiene items, basic health care and the support that they’ll need to cope
with the unbelievable trauma they’ve experienced.” The organization has
pledged that 100 percent of every donation made goes to tsunami relief
and recovery efforts.
Bova said SGA is also coordinating
an effort to organize a Southeastern Red Cross Campus Club. At two- and
four-year universities across the nation, the clubs work hand-in-hand with
local Red Cross chapters to provide Red Cross-related services to the campus
and local community. The services include disaster relief or community
disaster education, health and safety activities and training such as first
aid and CPR, blood drives, and other community service projects.
Students interested in joining or helping
organize the club are asked to contact Bova via email at email@example.com.