The Japanese Association at SMU is selling custom T-shirts and holding a charity talk to help victims of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devasted Japan on March 11.

japan-relief-t-shirt.jpgThe T-shirts be will on sale in SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Student Center from 11 a.m. to noon March 28, 29 and 31, and April 1 and 8. They also will be on sale at Half Price Books at 5803 E. Northwest Highway from 2 to 6 p.m. April 9 and 10.

The T-shirts, which cost $20 each, are being provided by Half Price Books. All funds raised through the effort will be given to the American Red Cross through the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man (ISEM) at SMU to help disaster victims in Japan recover.

“We hated seeing what was happening in our country, and we wanted to do something to help as quickly as possible, so we formed JASMU,” says association co-leader Yuri Kimura, a Ph.D. candidate in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences in SMU’s Dedman College. “We hope others on the SMU campus and around Dallas will join us in our quest to raise funds for those in need in Japan.”

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