Hokies United is a student-driven volunteer effort organized to respond to local, national, and international tragedies that may impact our students
and community. This most recent tragedy, the earthquake and subsequent
tsunami in Japan, has taken an indescribable toll on one of our closest friends and allies.
To help our friends and neighbors in Japan, we are uniting again to raise needed funds.
The Japanese Association (JA) at Virginia Tech and the Japanese community thank everyone for their support on April 2 at the International Street Fair. The students of JA are continuing to raise funds for the people of Japan in conjunction with a larger, crane-folding initiative. If you want to participate in this fund-raising activity, please fold cranes and bring them to Akiko Nakamura email@example.com or Reina Koganemaru firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
We offer the following suggested donor sites:
- Japanese Red Cross
- Founded in 1887, The Japanese Red Cross Society responds to domestic disasters, safety and medical services, blood programs, and social welfare services. Their fundraising and administrative fees are approximately 15%.
- American Red Cross
- Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. Their fundraising and administrative fees are approximately 10%.
- Founded in 2003, GlobalGiving works to build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them. GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects you to the causes and countries you care about. You select the projects you want to support, make a contribution, and get regular progress updates - so you can see your impact. Their fundraising and administrative fees are approximately 15.5%
Regardless of your choice, please be generous.
To stay up-to-date on the tragedy, you can learn more at the following