Published May 07, 2015

Relief for victims

MC students rally to donate to Nepal, Syria and Project Fierce Chicago
  • Pictured in the front row are, from left, Nhung Vu, Neema Lema, Monmouth College vice president for student life Jacquelyn Condon, Red Cross major gift officer Carissa Scott, Farida Mohammed, Marissa Vazquez and Sagar Thapa. In the back row are, from left, Pritesh Chalise, Kana Iwabuchi, Cynthia Kamurigi, Obaa Yaa Atauhene, Abrafi Osei-Kofi and James MacAuley. Thapa and Chalise are Monmouth students from Nepal, and Scott is a 2008 graduate of Monmouth.
Recent fundraisers at Monmouth College have combined to provide more than $2,600 in relief to victims in three parts of the world.
  
Students, faculty and staff rallied to provide relief for earthquake victims in Nepal, and the college was able to present a check for $1,500 to the American Red Cross. The effort was coordinated by the Office of Intercultural Life, the International Club, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and other Greek organizations.
  
The International Club also spearheaded a fundraiser for Syria Relief and Development, raising just under $950 to support Syrian refugees.
  
Spectrum, the college’s LGBTQIA, raised the rest of the money in support of LGBTQ homeless youth through the Project Fierce Chicago organization.
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