Spartans are organizing relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which impacted more than 4.2 million people across 36 provinces when it hit the Philippines on Nov. 7.
Student organizations including Akbayan SJSU, Delta Sigma Phi, Alpha Kappa Omega, Alpha Kappa Omicron and Alpha Tau Omega will collect monetary donations, non-perishable food and personal hygiene supplies 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12-14 in front of the SJSU Event Center. More information is posted on Facebook.
Piano students will collect donations for the American Red Cross during intermission at their concert 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Music Concert Hall.
“They are presenting an all piano team event featuring piano four hands, eight hands, on modern and historic instruments,” said Gwendolyn Mok, keyboard studies coordinator and professor of music.
Typhoon Haiyan “was definitely up there among the worst five storms ever in terms of sustained winds speeds as the storm was coming ashore,” said Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science Alison Bridger in an interview with NBC Bay Area.
During the interview, Bridger voices concern for Vietnam, which was also in the path of the typhoon. At this writing, it appears the storm’s ferocity has abated, but remains a cause for concern.