University of Southern California

Iranian Graduate Students Association
Earthquake relief fund


Dear friends,

Throughout the last few months, there have been a series of destructive earthquakes that have devastated various regions of Iran. The region that was first struck by such an earthquake was Ardabil, which suffered from a loss of over 2,500 lives and was left with over 40,000 people homeless. For the victims of this quake, the Iranian Graduate Students Association (IGSA), of the University of Southern California, organized a relief effort that was widely recognized, trusted and supported. As a result of the level of recognition, trust and support that IGSA attained, it was able to raise over $9469.50 for this disaster stricken region. The donated money is being used towards the creation of a new school in Ardabil. It's creation is being supervised by a Board of Trustees, which itself is being supervised by Professor Kh. Hadidi.

For more information, please review:

http://www-scf.usc.edu/~igsa/earthquake.azar

Recently, another region of Iran has been victimized by yet another devastating earthquake. The province of Khorasan, which borders Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, was struck by a 7.1 magnitude quake last Saturday. This earthquake damaged or destroyed 200 villages, killed approximately 2,400 people, injured an estimated 6,000 and left approximately 50,000 people homeless. The severity of this latest earthquake has beckoned IGSA and IA (Iran Alumni) to organize a relief effort to aid the men, women and children of Khorasan.

Anyone who would like to help this worthy cause, can deposit his/her contribution in the following account:

Bank of America
IGSA-Earthquake
A/C No: 03353-13191

You may also write a check to the order of "IGSA-Earthquake" and send it to the following address:

IGSA
830 Childs Way #163
Los Angeles, CA 90089

You may also wire your contribution. However, please be aware that most banks charge for this service.

Routing#: 121000358
University Village Branch 0335

985 W.Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Tel.(213)228-2162

We have designated May 30th as the last day to receive contributions. If you have any further questions regarding the relief effort, please do not hesitate to contact Ali Rejaie at:

E-mail: rejaiesh@scf.usc.edu
Office: (213)740-0561
Home: (213)746-7657

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


Regards,
IGSA


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