TSTC Community Rallies to Help Devastated Community Near Waco
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
When they needed them most, employees and students of Texas State Technical College stepped up to the plate and helped friends and colleagues in need following the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. The explosion occurred near TSTC Waco and several employees and students of the college lived in West and were directly affected by the explosion.
Students, faculty and staff of Texas State Technical College raised nearly $1,000 in cash and gift cards and filled a large 18-wheeler truck with supplies, clothing and non-perishable food in the college’s TSTC Cares West, Texas Relief Effort.
The TSTC Vocational Nursing Club donated $500 of money they’d raised through their own fundraisers during the school year.
TSTC Physical Plant employees raised and donated a check for $113 and $160 came from miscellaneous cash donated during the drive. There were also $185 in H.E.B. and Wal-Mart gift cards.
The Aviation Technology Club also took money from its own fundraising account and purchased waters and other non-perishable food.
With the help of Jones Moving of Harlingen, all supplies were transported to the devastated area near Waco.