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WT Student Organization Surpasses Goal for Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

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Dec 18, 2020
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WT Student Organization Surpasses Goal for Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

Copy by Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar, lsalazar@wtamu.edu   

CANYON, Texas — A West Texas A&M University student organization nearly doubled its goal in an online fundraiser for Meals on Wheels.

The Association of Latino Professionals for America launched its fundraiser Nov. 23. When it concluded Dec. 14, the organization had raised $1,750.

“Meals on Wheels of Amarillo is extremely grateful for the ALPFA Club at WT choosing to help us this Christmas,” said Susie Akers, executive director. “ALPFA’s generous donation will help provide hot nutritious meals and a critical safety check to the homebound elderly in Amarillo. Together, we are ensuring that no senior goes hungry in our community.”

“We know our elderly and disabled populations are especially vulnerable during this pandemic, so we felt this was a smart way to give back,” said Miguel Cuevas, ALPFA historian and senior marketing major from Amarillo. “I’m so please that our supporters also saw Meals on Wheels as a worthy cause and that this fundraiser was so successful.”

“I am very proud of the ALPFA student chapter at WT,” said Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar, faculty adviser. “Due to the pandemic this year we decided to take on a virtual service project and this helped us to give back to the community during these difficult times.”  

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.

 

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