I'm posting this on behalf of Sue of the Yahoo Bellydance Video group. She is setting up a memorial fund:
"Reema Samaha was a lovely young Lebanese-American student at Virginia Tech. She was also a middle eastern dancer. The last time her family saw her was the day before her death, dancing with her troupe at multi-cultural event.
After seeing interviews with both her father and brother and hearing them both say how much she loved to dance, I felt that there was something that the middle eastern dance community could do in Reema’s memory. So I contacted the Virginia Tech Foundation to find out how to set up a memorial fund.
THE REEMA JOSEPH SAMAHA MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE MEMORIAL FUND will be used to assist the student-members of the Middle Eastern Dance Association of Virginia Tech. Depending on the amount donated, the fund may be used for a one time gift in Reema’s name or for an annual award, perhaps a small scholarship.
Here is how to make a donation by check:
Make check payable (in any amount) to Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. Mail to:
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Be sure to either write on the check or in a cover note that the donation is for the REEMA JOSEPH SAMAHA MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE MEMORIAL FUND.
An online donation option for this fund is being set up and I will report on that as soon as I have a URL to go to."
Once Sue sends me the online donation details I will post them.