The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is raising money this week to assist the American Red Cross.
Volunteers will be accepting donations from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. today outside of Clark A101.
Cameron Clyne, head of philanthropy and community service for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, organized this year’s fundraiser.
“We started this last year after Sept. 11 and decided to help out the people at Ground Zero,” he said. “We decided to continue the fundraiser this year with the war coming up.”
Fraternity members set up a booth outside of the largest classroom on campus in an effort to get as many people involved as possible, Clyne said.
Last semester the group raised $600, and it hopes to greatly exceed that amount this week.
March is American Red Cross month, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon members are encouraging students to support the work that the organization does in many different countries.
“The funds aren’t just going to help people locally,” said volunteer Robert Ireland. “We’re going to help with disaster relief around the world.”