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UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 3 | Mar. 3, 2005

Tsunami Response Challege Nets $230,170 in First Six Weeks

As of February, the UBC web site recorded $87,445 in gifts from the UBC community to relief agencies in response to the $2 Million Tsunami Challenge. A further $7,025 was committed through payroll deductions.

Events and student-led initiatives, ranging from theatre gate sales to charity concerts and organized runs, have raised a further $122,587. The campaign goal for funds raised for relief agencies is $1 million.

In addition, $13,113 has been raised for the UBC Global Services Learning Endowment, which will support UBC students, as global citizens, in their efforts to build a better world in areas around the globe wherever help is needed. UBC will match gifts to this endowment fund to a maximum of $1 million.

“People have been enormously generous in giving for immediate relief in the disaster areas,” said Piper. “Long-term needs remain a high priority and many in our community want to express their sense of global solidarity in a continuing drive to reach our relief fund goals.”

Record your gifts on the UBC accredited contribution form found at www.ubc.ca/tsunami, and help us track campaign progress.

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