PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers University Division of Intercollegiate Athletics will combine with the charity AmeriCares to help provide relief to the victims of the tragedy in Asia caused by the tsunami late last month.
Fans attending the Rutgers women’s basketball game against Georgetown on Thursday, Jan. 13 (7:30 p.m. tip-off) will have the opportunity to donate cash or a check to Rutgers cheerleaders who will be posted near each of the entrance gates at the Rutgers Athletic Center to collect for the relief fund. All funds collected will be forwarded to the AmeriCares for the tsunami relief effort.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs, as well as supporting long-term humanitarian assistance programs, for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion. AmeriCares emergency response teams are presently spread out around the South Asia region, distributing its first shipments of medicines and supplies. Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $4 billion in humanitarian aid to 137 countries.