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Fund-raiser for tsunami victims set for Jan. 8

Princeton Tsunami Relief, a coalition of campus groups, will sponsor a fund-raising event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Frist Campus Center to provide aid to countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

The event, which will be held in the 100 level of Frist and in Cafe Vivian, will include informational tables on the areas and people affected by the Dec. 26 tragedy, relief efforts and photos and video footage from the disaster, as well as a panel discussion with Princeton faculty members. A variety of campus performance groups and musicians will appear in Cafe Vivian.

The event is part of a larger fund-raising effort initiated by Princeton Tsunami Relief. Cash or check donations are being collected daily at the 100 level of Frist, residential college dining halls and eating clubs. Donations will benefit the International Rescue Committee and CARE USA, which are providing food, water-purification and medical supplies, shelter materials and other emergency supplies to the affected areas.

In addition to the fund-raising efforts, the Religious Life Council is sponsoring an interfaith vigil, "One Human Family," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the University Chapel. For more information on the vigil, contact Paul Raushenbush .

The fund-raising effort is sponsored by the South Asian Students Association, Global Issues Forum, Undergraduate Student Government, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, International Center, Inter-Club Council, Outdoor Action, Student Volunteers Council, Princeton UNICEF and Princeton Humanity Project.

For more information, contact Akanksha Hazari .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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