March 22, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Several offices at Bucknell University are working together to collect monetary donations to assist with relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami that stuck Japan earlier this month.

The Office of Civic Engagement and International Student Services are working with the Japan Society and Students for Asian Awareness to support the local Red Cross.

Cash and check donations will be accepted in the Elaine Langone Center Mall, located on the ground floor of the ELC, Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Checks should be made payable to American Red Cross with "Japan" or "IRF" (International Relief Fund) in the memo line.

Payments also may be brought to the Office of Civic Engagement in Room 119 of the Bertrand Library at Bucknell, or mailed to the Union County American Red Cross, 249 Farley Circle, Lewisburg, PA 17837. 

Call the Union County Chapter of the Red Cross at 570-524-0400 to donate using a Visa or MasterCard or contribute online.

Financial contributions to the American Red Cross are tax-deductible.

In addition to the relief effort coordinated by Bucknell offices, a group of Japanese people living in the Susquehanna Valley is working with the University and the local Red Cross office to collect donations for the survivors of Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami. The Susquehanna Valley Japanese Community (SVJC) is maintaining a blog with information, photos, updates and links.

Contact: Division of Communications


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