October 7, 2005  


DRAS Raises over $25,000 for Katrina Relief

By Nina Adelman Stolar

Over 500 people joined together on The Green at SLAC for a fundraiser lunch. The SLAC Community raised over $25,000 for Katrina disaster aid—more than double the $10K goal.

 “This was not a management effort,” said Lab Director Jonathan Dorfan. “This was a grassroots effort by people in the Lab Community. I am not surprised, but I am pleased by the results.”

An oversized check for $22,000 was presented to Susan Hoerger, President of the Palo Alto Chapter of Red Cross by Teresa Troxel (SSRL). “One hundred percent of your contributions will go directly to assist those in need,” Hoerger said.

The event featured a full-blown southern style meal complete with iced tea and lemonade. All food and labor were donated by local caterer Jeff Machado. “I was looking at a way to make a contribution,” said Machado, “and this worked out very well.”

Many people stepped forward to support this effort. In addition to the financial contributions, some helped with ticket sales, promoting the effort personally in their areas, others set up tables and chairs, or cleaned up following the event.

For more information, see: www.draslac.org/katrina.html

 “Stanford is committed to help. We continue to offer our heartfelt sympathy and prayers for those who are suffering in New Orleans and on the Gulf Coast. We will continue to assess our role in supporting relief efforts”… —Stanford President John L. Hennessy





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Last update Friday October 07, 2005 by Chip Dalby