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Lasell Reaches Out to Alumni, Students, and Parents, in Face of Japanese Earthquake

March 14, 2011

In an announcement, Lasell President Michael B. Alexander extended a message to some 170 alums of the College, current students and parents from Japan in the face of the massive earthquake that struck the country on Friday.

"We at Lasell College want you to know that we hold you in our minds and our hearts during these most challenging of days. We can hardly fathom how you must feel, whether you or your family have been directly affected or whether you are facing the incredible task of recovery and reconstruction for your country," said Alexander.

The earthquake, which registered 8.9 on the Richter Scale, caused a destructive tsunami that engulfed entire towns and villages on the coast.

In a message to alumni. Alexander extended the College's sympathy and support, offering assistance of any kind.

For those in the Lasell community wishing to provide support to the relief effort in Japan, the Red Cross is accepting donations on its Web site  and via text message. When donating online, the organization will give you the option of donating directly to the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami, to other efforts on which the Red Cross is working, or simply where the need is greatest. To make a $10 donation via your mobile phone, text REDCROSS to 90999.

 

 

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