Campus groups raise money for tsunami relief

Jan. 14, 2005 10:23 a.m.
Tigertones in Café Vivian

The Tigertones sang in Cafe Vivian as part of the Princeton Tsunami Relief fund-raiser at the Frist Campus Center.

Michael Marchino and Stephen Macedo

Michael Marchino (right), senior director for development, Northeast region, for CARE USA, joined Stephen Macedo, director of the University Center for Human Values, in a panel discussion on the tsunami relief efforts.

At Left:
Freshmen Angela Hu and Andrew Protain of Manna Christian Fellowship performed during the group's "Musical Winterlude" program in Rockefeller College.
Photos: John Jameson

A variety of campus organizations have been involved in fund-raising efforts to provide aid to countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

A coalition of student groups called Princeton Tsunami Relief is collecting donations daily at the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center, 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 conjunction with the Department of Athletics, Princeton Tsunami Relief also is organizing a fund-raising drive at the men's basketball game against Haverford at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Jadwin Gym. Fans who donate $10 or more will receive free tickets and a free snack at the concession stand. For more information on the ticket promotion, contact Brie Galicinao.

In addition to the fund-raising efforts, the Religious Life Council sponsored an interfaith vigil, "One Human Family," on Thursday, Jan. 13, in the University Chapel.

On Saturday, Jan. 8, Princeton Tsunami Relief sponsored a fund-raising event at Frist, which included informational tables on the areas and people affected by the Dec. 26 tragedy, relief efforts and photos and video footage from the disaster. The event also featured live entertainment and a panel discussion on the disaster that included faculty members Stephen Macedo, director of the University Center for Human Values, and John Suppe, professor of geosciences.

Angela Hu and Andrew Protain

In addition, the Manna Christian Fellowship donated the proceeds from its "Musical Winterlude" performance on Thursday, Jan. 6, to the World Vision relief organization.

Princeton Tsunami Relief 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 about the fund-raising effort, contact Akanksha Hazari.