Tsunami Relief Fundraising Concert Set for February 25
February 1, 2005February 1, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University students, faculty and staff will join together to raise funds for victims of the tsunami disaster in South Asia with “One World, Many Efforts, We Respond,” a benefit concert to take place Friday, February 25. The event, to be held at Neal Fieldhouse in DePauw's Lilly Center, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and continue until midnight. All are welcome to attend.
There will be a $5 admission charge with all proceeds going to disaster relief. Additional donations will be accepted at the door. Local organizations, schools, and businesses are encouraged to support the efforts and possibly make group donations and be recognized at the event.
A remembrance ceremony will open the event at 7:30 p.m. with choral performances, a moment of silence, and a candle lighting to remember the disaster. Afterwards, DePauw and community musical acts will perform until midnight with educational pieces on the disaster, destruction, and rebuilding interwoven into the evening’s events.
"My hope is that we will get many people to participate in this very worthwhile effort to help those who have lost so much because of this disaster,” says James Lincoln, vice president for student services at DePauw. “Our goal is to develop an ongoing effort that is sustained over time to help those in great need and the concert will be the perfect kick-off to those efforts.”
In addition, a panel presentation on the Effects of the Tsunami Disaster will be held Thursday, February 17 at 4 p.m. in the Watson Forum of DePauw's Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. Topics to be covered include the disaster's economic, cultural and religious impact, geographical changes and long-term environmental consequences to the affected area.
For more information, contact Tricia Cooksey by sending an e-mail here or call (765) 658-4527.Back