Bad weather did not stop the Fresno State Japanese Student Association’s effort to raise funds last week for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. The initial effort raised $2,820.45 over five rain-soaked days on campus.

Now with sunshine, and yoga, the student club will add four more days to its Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief campaign – beginning today and tomorrow with a collection table from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the Maple Mall, south of the Satellite Student Union.

Charity Yoga, a new event, will be April 1 and 3 in the Grosse Industrial Technology Building, Room 290. There will be a $5 entry fee.

On Friday Charity Yoga will be 5 – 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday 1- 2:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or beach towel, a bottle of water and a towel.

On April 6, the students will be joined by community organizations for a major push for donations at the Phillip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Music Building.

To raise even more funds, commemorative relief t-shirts will be available for purchase.

One hundred percent of the fund raising proceeds will be donated to the relief effort.

Donations may be sent to the Japanese Student Association, California State University, Fresno, 5280 N. Jackson Ave., Fresno CA. 93740-8023 using the campaign’s IRS Charitable ID — # 94-2371885.

Original release: Fresno State launches relief aid for Japan quake, tsunami victims