“I believe, as humans, it is our duty to be there for each other when need be. Especially in unfortunate circumstances like the disaster that has happened in Japan, it is the responsibility of every citizen in the world to help with whatever they can. Such natural disasters can happen to anyone at any time so everyone is prone to the same danger, and it makes me feel like any such event is personal to me in all levels,” said Aditya Mahara ’12.
In response to the campuswide email, concerned students met in the Mills building to discuss what to do to help Japan. Rollins Helping Japan (RHJ) jumped on board with countless ideas about how to raise money to help those in need.
During the next two weeks, students, with assistance, will begin an effort to help with the relief in Japan.
From Monday, March 21 to Friday, March 25, students will be outside the campus center selling red T-shirts for $15 of cash or TarBucks. Donation boxes will be available at many upcoming functions, including Holi and NCM’s Toms event. Boxes will be found in all of the residence halls on campus.
That Friday, donations will be collected and t-shirts will be sold at the Rollins Improv Players performance at 11 p.m. in the Fred Stone Theatre.
During alumni weekend, Rollins graduates can buy tshirts during Lunch on the Lawn. A silent auction for gift cards and other items may be held as well.
For students who wish to get involved, the next RHJ meeting will be on Sunday, March 27 at 9 p.m.
For questions, contact Ian Wallace ’12 at iwallace@rollins. edu or Raghabendra KC ‘12 at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will welcome any support.