Red Rocks Community College News Release

More info: Kim Rein
May 19, 2011

RRCC International Club Raises Money for Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Students in the International Club at Red Rocks Community College held two recent fundraisers to help the victims of natural disasters overseas.

Last month they raised over a thousand dollars for the victims of the Haitian earthquake with their “Change for Change” campaign.  Students set up tables on campus and also went door to door visiting offices to seek donations of spare change from faculty and staff. 

To help victims of the Japanese tsunami, International Club president Yamili Quezada organized a “Japanese Culture Day” for students to enjoy various activities and donate money.  The April 28th event gave students an opportunity to learn the art of origami, have their name translated into Japanese on a bookmarker, enjoy food from Swing Thai restaurant, and listen to live music from student musicians.
Members of the club solicited donations from area businesses to support the event.  Aside from donations, a live auction was held and T-shirts were sold to help raise money for the day.  In total, $1,377 was raised and will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.

Although unfortunate circumstances inspired the events, the International Club and those who donated came together for a great cause and much needed funds will go to the victims of the Haitian and Japanese disasters.

RRCC would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the Japanese fundraiser:

Yankee Candle in Belmar
Sompong's Beads & Jewelry in historic downtown Golden
The Sports Mine Consignment Outdoor Gear in historic downtown Golden
Creekside Jewelers in historic downtown Golden
Delaney's Deli
East Coast Deli in Belmar
Paul Mitchell School Salon in Belmar
Blissful Med Spa in Belmar
Lucky Strike Bowling Alley in Belmar
Karate-DO Kan in Lakewood
Corinne Chavez Tai Chi Demonstration

About Red Rocks Community CollegeSince 1969, Red Rocks Community College has delivered quality education to students of all ages and backgrounds. RRCC offers more than 300 programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates and serves over 14,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.

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