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Tsunami relief efforts

Making waves

students participating in relief effort

Senior Yoko Kubota (left) and sophomore Florence Cheung

Princeton NJ -- Senior Yoko Kubota (left) and sophomore Florence Cheung were among those who recently participated in “Making Waves,” an initiative organized by several campus groups to raise funds for areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project, which involves folding origami waves representing victims of the tragedy, sponsored activities in the Frist Campus Center the week of Feb. 21.

Members of the campus and local communities are working together to fold 150,000 origami waves, each for a suggested donation of $1. The goal is to raise $150,000 to go to CARE USA for rebuilding communities in the affected regions. Campus activities are being organized by student leaders from the Global Issues Forum, Princeton Tsunami Relief, Community House, Student Volunteers Council and Cotsen Outreach Volunteers.

Several other events are planned on campus and in local communities through April 23. More information about the initiative, including a calendar of events, is available online at <web.princeton.edu/sites/campuslife/makingwaves/>.