Charity Campaign for Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Victims
Japanese students at University of the Pacific have organized a fundraiser for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan Thursday night (Friday, Japanese time). The students will collect donations for the Japanese Red Cross Society Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in front of Pacific's Bookstore in the Don and Karen DeRosa University Center on the Stockton campus.
Every person who donates will receive an origami crane with the message "Pray for Japan" written on it.
"The earthquake has destroyed many cities in the Northern Japan and estimates are that more than 10,000 people died and many are missing," said Asumi Kojima, one of 11 Japanese students currently studying on the Stockton campus. "People are still suffering from aftershocks, and are in a need of help."
Kojima said the charity campaign was organized by all the Japanese students attending Pacific's Stockton campus. They will set up a table and donation box in front of the Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 16) through Friday (March 18). The origami cranes will be made by the students for the donors. Additionally, there will be message cards that donors can write a prayer on that will be sent to Japan.
"We aren't asking for huge donations, though a generous gift would be appreciated," Kojima said. "We are asking for people to donate their pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, or anything that they can spare because every cent will count."
WHAT: Charity Campaign for Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami
WHEN: March 16 (Wed) to March 18 (Fri), 11:00 am to 5:00pm
WHERE: In front of UC Bookstore