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A Darton College student from Japan is collecting money to help people in her home country.     Otoe Sugahara works in the foreign language lab at Darton.    

Wednesday, she hosted a screening of a Japanese movie as part of a donation drive for relief efforts in Japan.   She plans to collect money for the next month or so and send it to the Japanese Red Cross and a fund that provides scholarships to children whose parents were killed in the disaster.

Sugahara said, "Last month the earthquake happened in Japan and it was making me really sad and depressed, but I felt like I needed help.  I wanted to help so bad and I felt that the donation drive would be a great idea."    

Sugahara says the generosity of students has already been overwhelming.   One student donated a hundred dollars for the relief drive.

You can contribute by calling 229-291-3280 or emailing Sugahara at otoe.sugahara@mail.darton.edu

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