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:
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.
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