Students Take Quick Action to Aid Tsunami Victims
Mount" St. Mary's students are putting on a benefit concert in the Chalon Campus Circle at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, to aid victims of the tsunami disaster in East Asia. The event, A Night of Hip-Hop & Rock, is being funded by several local businesses as well as members of the Sri-Lankan and Mount communities.
The cost is $5, and all proceeds will go to the Clarendon Foundation (www.clarendonfoundation.org). Information: 310-954-4120.
Mount" St. Mary’s senior Natasha Asinas, a business administration major and a college and lifestyle marketing rep with Universal Music and Video Distribution in Universal City, said she decided to use her music savvy to help tsunami victims because she has friends at the College whose families live in devastated areas. She planned the concert while hanging out in her apartment with Mount St. Mary’s roommates Jennifer Honrado, a junior nursing major, and Sarah Orines, a junior majoring in history.
“We heard about the bad things happening and we wanted to help,” Asinas said. “Going to a concert is something everyone can do to aid the tsunami victims.” She asked friends in local hip-hop and alternative rock bands to perform, and they happily accepted.
“We want to bring attention to the important things in life –not just glorify the bling,” she said of her friends who play in the bands.
Mount Saint Mary’s University is saddened by the magnitude of destruction caused by the tsunami on Dec. 26. The College expresses deep concern and compassion for those worldwide who have lost family, friends, and property. In addition to the Clarendon Foundation, please use the following links to contribute directly to organizations connected to relief efforts: