Posted March 11, 2010 Skiles Walkway
AIESEC, Auxiliary Services Sponsor Earthquake Relief Efforts
Georgia Tech students are raising funds to aid the victims of Chile’s recent earthquake by selling vouchers for bowls of chili. Vouchers are available on Skiles Walkway March 16 – 19 from 11 – 1 p.m. (and from 3 - 8 p.m. on March 18 in the Student Center). Each voucher is $3. Students can redeem the vouchers from 11 - 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Student Center Food Court. Profits will support Cruz Rojo Chilena (Red Cross Chile).
More than 700 lives were lost in the 8.8 magnitude Chilean Earthquake. Georgia Tech student Melissa McCoy, currently co-oping in Santiago, saw some effects of the disaster first-hand. “I've been trying to find ways to help the victims of the earthquake here as many of my friends and colleagues have been greatly affected by it,” she said. “While volunteers are welcomed in some areas, it appears that money and supplies are what is really needed in the destroyed areas.”
McCoy reached out the Georgia Tech community and pitched an idea to raise funds by selling bowls of chili. Sponsored by AIESEC, and in collaboration with Georgia Tech's department of Auxiliary Services, Engineers Without Borders, American Red Cross, and Hispanic Recruitment Team, the fundraiser will support relief efforts in the many villages surrounding Santiago.