JOHNSON CITY (April 21, 2016) – East Tennessee State University has activated its ETSU Response website to provide information on how to support victims of the recent earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan.
ETSU is home to three Ecuadorian and 10 Japanese undergraduate students, who have seen the suffering in their home countries and are organizing an awareness and fundraising effort on campus to assist the people of their native lands.
The website, www.etsu.edu/response, provides links to numerous national and international organizations providing humanitarian aid, for those who wish to contribute online.
For members of the campus community who wish to donate in person, the website specifies the dates, times and locations of donation tables that will be set up at the D.P. Culp University Center and Borchuck Plaza today through Friday, April 29, to collect funds. A donation box is located at the Office of International Programs, 122 Yoakley Hall, which is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
In addition, donations are being collected for a garage sale scheduled for Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), 1012 Seminole Drive. Contributed items may be dropped off at the International Programs office or at the BCM on Friday, April 22.
The ETSU Response website has been used several times in the past to give individuals a way to provide assistance for victims of disasters both near and far, including the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, the tornadoes in Greene County and tsunami in Japan in 2011, and the Millercrest Apartments fire in Johnson City and earthquake in Haiti in 2010.For more information, call the ETSU Office of Student Affairs at 423-439-4210.