College students will roll up their sleeves for tsunami victims

Feb. 4, 2005

Lacey, Wash. – Students at Saint Martin's College and The Evergreen State College will team up Feb. 21, Presidents Day, in a coordinated community project to raise money for to aid victims of the devastating Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, area businesses can “hire” teams of two to five college students for chores such as clean-up, painting, yard work, administrative work and odd jobs for a suggested donation of $10 an hour. Students will be supplying their own transportation and sack lunches. Each college is naming its own non-profit charity working directly in the area to receive proceeds from the fundraiser. Saint Martin’s has chosen Catholic Relief Services; Evergreen is in the process of making a final decision.

While students are targeting businesses in their areas, any business or organization that would like to participate in the effort for all or part of the day can sign up by calling either:

  • The Evergreen State College Center for Community-based Learning and Action: 360-867-6137.
  • Saint Martin’s College Campus Ministry office: 360-438-4381.

Before calling, businesses should determine the number of students needed, details of the work, an approximate start and finish time and a preferred contact person/information.

Tammi Jutte, president
Saint Martin's College Staff Network

Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication