TSUNAMI AID WRAP-UP IS FEB. 19
The university's relief efforts to aid the tsunami victims will culminate Saturday night, Feb. 19, at the Student Services-sponsored "Late Nighter" in Webb Center.
During the event, which is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight, student, faculty and staff organizations from throughout the campus will turn in the money they have raised over the last several weeks. All of the funds will go to the International Red Cross.
Members of the campus community who wish to contribute to the fund-raiser may do so by writing a check to the United Way, which has agreed to facilitate the university's donation. Checks may be brought to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership or to the Campus Information Center, both located in Webb Center. They may also be presented at the Late Nighter.
Cash donations are also being collected in white tsunami relief cans at various offices across campus.
On the same day as the Late Nighter, the Student Government Association will sponsor a flea market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North Mall of Webb Center, with proceeds going to the relief effort.
Also scheduled on Feb. 19 will be talks related to the tsunami disaster from 8-9 p.m. in the North Mall of Webb Center, sponsored by Multicultural Student Services.
The Late Nighter will feature a wide variety of activities, from laser tag and body art to a game show and cereal extravaganza. During the evening, the following prizes will be raffled, with proceeds going to the fund drive: TV/VCR combination, two round-trip airline tickets, portable DVD player, X-Box, Ipod Mini and concert tickets.
A tote board at the Late Nighter event will reflect the contributions from organizations across the campus. It was reported recently that members of the Greek community joined ODU athletes in raising nearly $1,500 at an auction the night of Feb. 7.
For more information about the tsunami relief efforts, call 683-3446.
This article was posted on: February 18, 2005
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