The University of Bridgeport, Red Cross Connecticut Chapter, and area restaurants will host a fundraiser lunch on Wednesday, March 30 to support disaster relief in Japan.

The event is open to the public and will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Social Room, John J. Cox Student Center, 244 University Avenue.

Tickets are $20, or $10 for students, and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will support Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.

The event includes an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch, with food donated by Metric Bar & Grill, Red Apple, and other restaurant sponsors.

Pat Scharr, Senior Representative of the Red Cross, will talk about the evolving situation in Japan. UB students and faculty from Japan will make presentations about Japanese customs and culture.
Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625,