PULLMAN, Wash.Washington State University student organizations and members of the campus and Pullman communities have planned a number of fundraising activities from Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 to assist with relief efforts following last month’s Asian tsunamis.

The current list of activities planned includes the following:

    Jan. 31 — A faculty forum, “Tsunami Impact and Recovery in Southeast Asia,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 202. WSU faculty and staff will discuss economic, social and cultural impacts of the tsunamis.

    • A campus coin drive will begin Monday, Jan. 31, and conclude Feb. 4. Residence halls and Greek chapters will see which group can raise the most money during the week.
    • A clothing drive will run through Feb. 4 at various locations across campus and at the YMCA Gladish Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donated items will be sold in the Feb. 5 rummage sale.
    • A pledge tree, located in the Compton Union Building near the redwood bench, will serve as an alternative way for people to contribute to the relief effort. Pledges can be made from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the week.
    • Various Pullman dining establishments will contribute a percentage of their proceeds to the WSU Tsunami Relief effort. The list includes Rico’s (Wednesday), The Coug (Thursday) and The Daily Grind (Monday).
    • Tables will be visible on Terrell Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to serve as a central location during the week to answer questions or assist those who wish to get involve in the relief effort.
    • WSU Tsunami Relief T-shirts, a $25 value, will be raffled off throughout the week.

    Feb. 1 – A cultural night and potluck dinner will be from 5-8 p.m. in Gladish Community Center View Room. Presentations will discuss the various cultures affected by the tsunamis in an effort to provide the WSU and Pullman communities a better understanding of the tragedy.


    Feb. 3 — A benefit concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Compton Union Building Ballroom. Bands will perform, and a slide show highlighting the tsunami devastation will be shown. Tickets will be sold throughout the week, for a suggested $5-10 donation, on Glenn Terrell Mall, at the Cougar Card Center and at the door.

    Feb. 4 – A benefit dinner will round out the week of events from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Gladish View Room. Tickets are $15 per student, $20 per non-student, $25 per student couple, $30 per non-student couple and $150 for a table (8-10 people). Tickets can be purchased throughout the week at the Cougar Card Center, on Glenn Terrell Mall or at the door. A service auction will follow the dinner from 7:30-9 p.m. Members of the campus community will auction off services—yard clean up, landscaping, carwash, etc.—to the highest bidder.

    Feb. 5 – A rummage sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center.


    For more information on the events, visit the Tsunami Relief Week Web site at www.tsunamireliefweek.com or phone Kristine Reeves, International Center coordinator and adviser, at (509) 335-4223 or e-mail to kristine_reeves@wsu.edu.