Student earthquake response inviting everyone to participate

  • 22/02/2011

By staff

A group of student led volunteers in Christchurch are looking forward to helping with the earthquake relief effort in any way they can and inviting everyone to participate.

The UC Student Volunteer Army was set up after the September earthquake struck Canterbury but has updated their Facebook page after yesterday’s devastating quake.

They state on the page: “Please be patient and keep checking back to this page for information over the next 24 hours. As soon as we know what we can do we will let you all know. Until then, keep out of the CBD.”

“Last September hundreds of students helped in the relief effort for over two weeks,” says UC Student Volunteer Army organiser Louis Brown.

“This time we’ll do whatever we can, with more people for probably a longer period of time. We’re organising thousands of volunteers and working directly with Civil Defence in order to deploy ourselves with accuracy according their advice.”

To make a donation to the UC Student Volunteer Army which will help with supplying food, water and transport to volunteers, you can deposit directly into the bank account of Te Wai Pounamu Foundation, 03-1354-0238686-00.

Brown advises potential volunteers to keep checking the Facebook page for instructions.

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