North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume XVVIl, Issue 13
Educating Women To Excel
January 19, 2005
ON THE
INSIDE:
Student
Advising
Page 2
Campus
'Nervs
Page 3
Hate Crimes
Awareness
Week
Page 4
Announce-
ments
Page 4
"Sustaining the Tide of Hope" to help tsunami relief
Meredith’s
Weekly Weather
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
Mostly C’loiidy
High 38/ Low 29
Few Showers
High51/Low29
Panly ClouJy
High 42/Low 27
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HiKh 33/ Low 31
Rain/Snow
High 38/Low 27
Partly Cloudy
High4l/ Low 25
Mostly Cloudys
High 4S/Low 33
CHRISTY KIMBALL
Managing Editor
Meredith College is join
ing much of the rest of the
world in providing relief to
the victims of the December
26, 2004 tsunami in Asia.
There have been 131,053
confirmed deaths and over
100,000 missing. The total
US dollar amount that the
world has pledged is over
$5 billion and about $1.6
billion in private donations.
ADB 675.00
African Union 0.10
Algeria 2.00
Australia 815.00 (106.00)
Austria 10.88 (24.48)
Bahrain 2.00
Belgium 16.32
Britain 96.00 (187.00)
Bulgaria 0.14
Canada 80.00 (76.00)
China 83.00
Croatia 0.69 (0.148)
Cyprus 0.37
Czech Republic 0.69 (5.50)
Denmark 76.83 (23.13)
EU 529.30
Finland 66.16 (22.42)
France 64.57 (49.00)
Germany 660 (333.00)
Greece 1.34 (22.50>
Hungary 1.20
India 25.00
Ireland 13.62 (21.20)
Italy 95.00
Japan 500.00
Kuwait 10.00
Libya 2.00
Luxembourg 6.80
Mali 0.20
Netherlands 34.00 (148.20)
New Zealand 3.60
Niger 0.25
North Korea 0.15
Norway 181.9P (61.00)
Poland 1.00 (1.30)
Portugal 10.59 (4.63)
Qatar 25.00
Saudi Arabia 30.00(101.13)
Senegal 0.20
Singapore 23.10
Slovakia 0.23
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0.24
Korea
Slovenia
South
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland 23.81
Taiwan
Turkey
UAE
USA 350.00
Venezuela
World Bank
(0.70)
50.00
68.02
80.00
(97.10)
50.25
1.25
20.00
(324.00)
2.00
250.00
Meredith College will con
tribute to that total by raising
funds for Save the Children, a
renowned charity since 1932.
Save the Children is cur
rently working in Indonesia
and coastal areas of India
and Sri Lanka. Relief ef
forts include but are not
limited to: providing shel
ter and other protection
services, reuniting children
with family members, and
organizing activities to pro
vide a sense of normalcy.
Meredith has also cre
ated “Sustaining the Tide of
Hope”, a 10 member team
lead by Campus Minister
Sam Carothers. Its pur
pose is to help coordinate
immediate and long-term
relief efforts of Meredith
College. The student mem
bers are: Elizabeth Loftis,
Lauren Byrd, and Rebekah
Meek. Staff members are:
Nikki Curliss, Kristi Eaves-
McLennan, and Hillary Al
len. Faculty members are:
Betty Webb, Gail Kenyon,
and Bill Landis. John Rose
is the consultant for the team.
“Sustaining the Tide of
Hope” plans to create a web
site that provides news and
information pertaining to the
tsunami relief ftindraising,
education, and and outreach
efforts entitled “Meredith
Responds”. Possibilities
that have been suggested to
provide relief include help
ing to rebuild a school and
buying a fishing boat for
one of the affected villages.
For immediate contribu
tions to Save the Children,
make out a check to Save
the Children and give it to
Sam Carothers who will
send all Meredith College
community contributions to
Save the Children. Another
option is making a check
out to Meredith College-
Tsunami Relief Fund or
gift(s) through payroll de
duction. Also, the crm.com
tsunami page, http://www.
cnn.eom/SPECIALS/2004/
tsunami.disaster has infor
mation and a long list of
international aid organiza
tions that accept donations.
Those who are look
ing for information about
friends and relatives who
may have been affected
by the tsunami can call
the following numbers.
To contact representa
tives from India, call
+91 11 2309 3054
To reach Thailand, call
their emergency hotline at
t66 2643 5262 and 2643
5000; for Phuket enquiries
call +66 76 240 729; +66
76216 118;+66 76223 141
For information about lo
cal residents in Sri Lan
ka, call +94 11 536 1938,
for tourists the num
ber is t94 11 243 7061
Hong Kong residents
can call the Immigra
tion Department hot
line on (852) 2829 3010
The United States call
for information about
American citizens in the
region: 1-888-407-4747.
Australia has set up a toll-
free number to call for in
formation about Australian
citizens in the affected ar
eas: 1800-802 214.
    

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