WT Student Group Leading Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels

Chip Chandler Dec 01, 2020
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WT Student Group Leading Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels

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CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University students are looking out for seniors in their first-ever virtual fundraiser of Meals on Wheels.

The WT chapter of Association of Latino Professionals for America launched its fundraiser for Meals on Wheels on Nov. 23, hoping to raise at least $1,000 by Dec. 14.

Meals on Wheels has served the Panhandle area since 1971, currently providing meals to more than 260 elderly area residents. Volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals to the elderly, as well as to disabled, home-bound residents.

“We know our elderly and disabled populations are especially vulnerable during this pandemic, and this is a way we all can give back in a safe, effective manner,” said Miguel Cuevas, ALPFA historian and senior marketing major from Amarillo. “Every donation, no matter how small, will make an impact.”

Virtual donations can be made here:

“We are proud that these students see the importance of charitable giving, particularly to a good cause like Meals on Wheels,” said Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar, ALPFA faculty adviser and Abdullat Professor of Business in WT’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. “Students also are learning about the importance of connecting with the local community, especially during this pandemic.”

A focus on community life is a key component to the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. With enrollment of more than 10,000, WT offers 60 undergraduate degree programs, 38 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 15 men’s and women’s athletics programs.