Daily Princetonian: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Response
Daily Princetonian Spotlights Typhoon Haiyan Relief on Campus
Contributor Anna Windemuth covers the Princeton University student response to Typhoon Haiyan and the many relief efforts underway. From her article:
Student council volunteers gathered $2,400 to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan through the charitable organizations Oxfam International, Catholic Relief Services and Stiftung Solarenergie by selling T-shirts at the Princeton/Yale football game this weekend, according to Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne.
The United Nations has put the typhoon’s death toll at 4,200 people as of Saturday, although the Philippine government has insisted that the death toll is closer to 3,637, NBC News reported. The storm, which struck on the morning of Nov. 8, was one of the strongest in recorded history, according to CNN.
T-shirts were sold for $10 at the football game and will still be available for purchase through the Office of Undergraduate Students and at the bonfire on Sunday, according to Dunne. Additional funds were gathered in front of Lewis Library and Fine Hall, and at the Triangle Club performances.
The International Crisis Response Group, a University platform for coordinating relief efforts, met on Thursday to discuss the University’s role in addressing the crisis, while an ad hoc committee to mobilize relief efforts was formed at a meeting organized by the University’s Pace Center for Civic Engagement. The committee comprises four student action groups including awareness and communications, fundraising, events, and community connections, according to Pace Center Communications Coordinator Gwen McNamara.
One member of the awareness and communications group is Raya Buensuceso ’17, a student from the Philippines who has manned an awareness table in Frist Campus Center along with other students since last Tuesday to raise awareness and encourage donations.