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News Service:

Annette Hacker, manager,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

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Contacts:

Alison Lima, Tsunami Relief Project leader, alima@iastate.edu

Nancy Guthrie, International Education Services, (515) 294-8036

Annette Hacker, News Service, (515) 294-3720

Students launch tsunami fund-raiser

AMES, Iowa -- ISU student groups are collecting donations to aid tsunami disaster victims.

Tsunami Relief Project volunteers will collect donations of cash and checks in person and in red collection boxes, which will be located throughout campus, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 11. Make checks payable to "Tsunami Relief Project." Alumni who wish to donate can send contributions to Tsunami Relief Project, 211 Memorial Union, Ames, IA 50011.

Collections will continue through Friday, Jan. 21. Alison Lima, a senior in biology who is leading the campus-wide effort, said 100 percent of donations will go to the American Red Cross "2695-Tsunami/Earthquake Emergency Response 2004 Fund."

Memorial service

Lima said students will hold a campus memorial service Jan. 19 to remember the victims of the South Asian earthquake and tsunami. The service will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Sun Room and Terrace of the Memorial Union.

Collection locations

Collection boxes will be at:
  • ISU Dining Centers and C-Stores
  • Residence Hall Desks
  • Library Circulation Desk
  • Memorial Union Hotel Desk
  • College of Agriculture, 23 Curtiss Hall
  • College of Education, E105 Lagomarcino Hall
  • College of Family and Consumer Sciences, 125 MacKay Hall
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 102 Catt Hall
  • Honors Program, 2130 Jischke Honors Building
  • Registrar's Student Scheduling Office, 10 Alumni Hall
  • Office of the Registrar, 214 Alumni Hall

Volunteers also will collect donations in the gathering area west of the Hub, outside of Kildee Hall and near the food court in the Memorial Union.

Sponsors

Student organizations participating in the Tsunami Relief Project include: Student International Medical Aid Club, Time for Peace, Engineers for a Sustainable World, Golden Key International Honor Society, Premedicine Club, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Sankalp-The Indian Literacy Focus Group, ISU Democrats and Leadership Institute for a New Century (LINC). The ISU Student Activities Center also is part of the relief effort.

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Quick look

A student-run fund-raiser for tsunami disaster victims will run through Friday, Jan. 21.