Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan Relief Project

The Sigur Center would like to call your attention to events that GW students will be organizing to raise funds in support of the Japanese survivors of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

This latest earthquake is truly a national tragedy. The Japanese American Student Union is currently planning fundraisers both at the university level and the intercollegiate level. After school restarts on Monday the 21st, we will have tables set up at the Marvin Center to collect donations. At the tables, we will also be selling red wristbands that have "Hope for Japan" inscribed, writing messages to people of the Red Cross, crafting crane-shaped origami (for senbazuru), and recording video messages to upload to our blog,
to encourage the people of Miyagi/Sendai.

At the intercollegiate level, we will be hosting a major fundraising event next Sunday, March 20th from 12pm-3pm at Cafe Asia (1550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA), open to students, professionals, and the media. The entrance fee is $5.00 and 10% of the food ordered at the restaurant will also go to proceeds. The event will be full of performances (such as taiko playing and yosakoi dancing), and we will also have a Japanese flag to sign to send to the Self Defense Forces.

It will mean a lot to us, members of JASU, to have you support our fundraising efforts.

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