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UH Offers Support to Japan

Posted on | March 25, 2011 | Comments Off on UH Offers Support to Japan

sign and cranes

Across the UH System, students and staff are contributing messages and funds to tsunami relief for Japan. UH President M.R.C. Greenwood issued a message reaching out to the university’s alumni, students, parents, staff and faculty to ask for their help. Other UH organizations responded quickly with just a week before spring break to mount various campus efforts.

• An effort to “send a thousand prayers” by folding origami cranes and a fund drive at Hawaiʻi sponsored by Hawaiʻi CC students from Japan.
• Crane folding workshops and collection of messages and donations at Hilo, coordinated by the UH Hilo geography department and the Center for Global Education and Exchange.
• A collection of cash donations and origami cranes at Manoa and a cell phone “candlelight” vigil on March 18, sponsored by the International Student Association, International Business Organization and other student groups.
• Collection of more than $3,000 at Leeward in a “circle of friendship” drive supported by the Student Government and Student Life Office.

Read the president’s full message and more.