Students Brave Snow to Raise Money
MU graduate student Amy Damashek said organizers planned the fundraiser weeks ago, so a little snow wasn't going to stop it. Although she was cold Thursday, Damashek said the homeless earthquake victims are much colder.
"We're helping raise money for people in Pakistan who lost their homes. We're raising money so they have shelter through the winter," she explained.
Damashek and others raised as much money as the cold day would let them by selling baked goods and hot drinks.
"Over there, it's much colder than it is here, more snow and less coats. That's why the shelters are so important," said MU senior Maaz Maqbool.
All proceeds go to the International Medical and Educational Trust, an organization helping earthquake victims.
"Their greatest need is shelter because of their high risk to cold exposure. They are at the bottom of the Himalayas," said IMET Director Rose Procter.
IMET is building a village for 1,000 orphaned children, complete with a school, hospital and housing. IMET representatives returned from the earthquake region last week.
To donate money for earthquake victims, visit the IMET website.