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Dancers fire up the stage at Thursday's talent show. Dancers fire up the stage at Thursday's talent show.

Greek Week Raises $20K for Somalia

Greek organizations raised over $20,000 for a student-lead charity.
By Hallie Jacobs

Dancing, community service, barbeques and poetry slams.  These were just a few of the many Greek Week events that raised $20,000 for C.U.R.E. Africa, a nonprofit organization started by two San Diego State students.

The money help build wells in Somalia and provide food and supplies for Somali communities.  

KPBS and KUSI covered some of the events, which included more than 2,000 students from 39 Greek chapters at SDSU.

About C.U.R.E. Africa

Throughout East Africa, more than 11 million people are facing the worst drought the region has seen in over 60 years.  Families have been forced to flee to survive, traveling hundreds of miles on foot to find food and aid.  While thousands face famine, sickness and loss of loved ones, the hope for a better tomorrow remains.  By uniting college students, faculty and community members, the organization strives to advocate for those affected in the Horn of Africa.