On March 11, 2011 a massive 8.9/9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami. Millions have been affected and relief efforts are underway.

For those looking to make donations to the Japan relief effort, please take note of the following campaigns.

On Campus

Mount Allison students, in collaboration with the International Centre, have pledged to make 1000 paper cranes in a show of support and solidarity of those affected by the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan. Through this effort, the students are collecting donations to send to the Red Cross relief effort in Japan.

The students have set up a table in the main entrance of the Wallace McCain Student Centre every day this week. Please stop by the table to learn more about their efforts. The International Centre can also be reached by calling 364-2124 or emailing Adam Christie, Manager of International Affairs (achristie@mta.ca). You can find out more about the fundraiser by checking out MTA’s press release here.

This week, any fines paid at the library will go towards supporting the relief effort in Japan. Please speak to the librarians at the Ralph Pickard Bell Library for more information.

Off Campus

If you would like to donate directly the the Red Cross relief effort in Japan, please visit their website here.  Donations are accepted online, through the phone, through text, and by contacting your local Red Cross.

For more information on the Red Cross effort in Japan, please click here.