triOS College raises $5K for Haiyan disaster relief

Community News & Features Jan 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm
triOS Campus Directors pose with a disaster relief cheque for $4,884.50.

triOS Campus Directors pose with a disaster relief cheque for $4,884.50.

TORONTO–Two months after one of the strongest typhoons tore through the Philippines, triOS College Business Technology Healthcare  raises close to $5,000.00 to support the ongoing relief efforts.  The college raised funds through local, on campus fundraising and gave the proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross and to the hometown of a triOS College staff member.

triOS staff member, Lane Tong has been communicating with her siblings who live in the affected areas, she said, “the need in the Philippines continues to be substantial.  Many families including my own are trying to reconstruct their lives after the catastrophe.  My family and their community are forever grateful for the support they received from triOS College.”

Due to triOS College’s significant Filipino staff and student body, Typhoon Haiyan was a disaster that hit close to home. The nine triOS campuses plus the Campus Support Centre participated in a variety of fundraising efforts, including bake sales, cookie exchanges, raffles and dress down days.

With all of the donations nation-wide, the Canadian Red Cross has been able to provide more than 100,000 Filipino people with essential health requirements, but reports there is still a need.  triOS College will continue to support charity initiatives that are of importance to them.  They encourage others to continue to support the Red Cross and the Typhoon Haiyan Fund.  Please follow the link to donate - http://www.redcross.ca/donate/donate-online/donate-to-the-typhoon-haiyan-fund.

(PRESS RELEASE)

About triOS College Business Technology Healthcare?Since its inception in 1992, triOS College has prepared over 20,000 job-ready graduates for rewarding careers. triOS originated as a technology education provider and has now grown to offer programs in business, law, technology and healthcare. Students receive a career-focused approach to education and have internships included in most programs.
More information about triOS College may be found at www.trios.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/trioscollege/ Or Twitter: www.twitter.com/trioscollegeBTH.