March 24, 2011

Drucker School donates over $12,000 to the American Red Cross through its Relief Drive for Japan

Drucker School volunteers collected more than $12,000 for victims of the earthquake in Japan.

The Drucker School collected an amazing $12,269 in donations for victims of the Japan earthquakes and tsunami during its daylong Drucker Relief Drive for Japan on March 23.

On March 31, representatives from the Drucker School donated the proceeds to the American Red Cross.

Volunteers from the Drucker School—mostly students—collected the donations at CGU’s north campus parking lot from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The fundraiser allowed donors to drop off cash and checks without leaving their cars.

Staff members at The Drucker School also organized a bake sale, where cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and other homemade treats brought in $589. Students and staff were excited to “help Japan by eating,” and many generous individuals simply donated money.

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit Japan on March 11, with some 400 aftershocks following. The initial temblor spawned a huge tsunami that devastated Japan’s eastern coast. At least 5,000 people have been killed, and more than 8,600 remain missing. Survivors are facing shortages of key supplies, such as food and gasoline.