organize relief drives
the aftermath of devastating earthquakes that hit the western
part of India on Jan. 26 and El Salvador on Jan. 13, student groups
have set up relief funds to aid the countries, especially through
the Red Cross.
the state of Gujarat in India, the death toll has reached 20,000
and is still rising. Countless more people have been left seriously
injured and homeless. The Indian Student Association, Hindu Students
Council, and SPICMACAY are raising money to send to the Red Cross
and C.A.R.E. Students set up tables at various locations on Grounds
this past week to give out information and generate support. See
www.student.virginia.edu/~hindu to find out how to make a donation
or contact Sulove Bothra at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 243-2035, or Nimisha Sadhu at email@example.com
Another group of students has launched an aid campaign to help
the victims of the earthquake in El Salvador. U.Va. Nursing Students
Without Borders, a group that has made several trips to El Salvador
for health outreach, was in the country and close by when the
earthquake hit. They stayed to help until it was possible to leave.
may be made to "El Salvador Earthquake Aid" at the University
of Virginia Fund; send to Bonnie Ford, U.Va. Fund, Alumni Hall,
P. O. Box 3447, Charlottesville 22903. Funds will be forwarded
to the Central Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross for
transfer to the Red Cross in El Salvador.
information, visit the Web site at www.virginia.edu/deanofstudents/decano-salvador.html
or contact students Camila Figueroa at 296-4497 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
Federico Avila at 972-9758 or Federico@virginia.edu,
or Raquel Orellana at 243-0090 or email@example.com.
Pablo Davis, an assistant dean working with the students, can
be reached at 982-2683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.