The Texas Tech Residence Hall Association is hoping to raise awareness on campus about the Earthquake in
Texas Tech Residence Hall Association Vice President of Programming Megan Forney just couldn’t sit by and do nothing for the victims in
"The idea sprouted when I was watching the news. I felt really impacted even though it was so far away. I just felt like we needed to do something here at Tech. I know
So Thursday and Friday, Megan and the rest of the Tech Residence Hall Association are taking donations to give to the Lubbock Red Cross relief effort and handing out ribbons on campus.
"The ribbons symbolize... The red and blue is the
"It lets people know that there is something going on around campus and lets people know there is somewhere you can go donate. People will ask questions and it brings awareness to them who maybe don't know. Some of us college kids don't actually watch the news, so some people don't know what's going on and so it helps them realize," says Tech sophomore Angela Scioli.
Scioli isn’t one of those who doesn’t know what has happened in
"I think it's important to donate because we're donating to something bigger than ourselves and we need to help those that are less fortunate because we are all very fortunate and very blessed with what we have."
The group will be on campus again tomorrow and they’re asking students to wear red Friday as a reminder of those survivors and victims of the earthquake.