Sunday, October 10, 2010

Candlelight vigil for flood victims of Pakistan

Posted by bcsmuslim at 12:43 AM

(By Fahad Haque)

On Wednesday October 6th, 2010, Aggies got together for a candlelight vigil, lighting a candle in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to the Pakistan floods, and showing support for those who are still struggling.

The vigil was held appropriately the day after Silver Taps, in Academic Plaza. The lights were shut off for the event. Speakers included the president of TAMU Speech and Debate, president of TAMU UNICEF, and the CEO of Pakistan Kidney Institute.

Approximately 150 people attended, and over $700 were raised by the students, and most importantly, the 150 people were provided with motivation to go out and do something about the floods. A few organizations have already started to donate the proceeds of their upcoming events to fightingtheflood.org.

For more photos of the event, follow this link.

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