x
  
  
Posted: 10/06/21

Volunteers Sought for University’s Annual Make a Difference Day Oct. 23

 

TAMIU Make A Difference Day 21
 

On Saturday, Oct. 23, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students, faculty, and staff will work to create a lasting impact in their local community as part of Make a Difference Day 2021.

Volunteers will spend their Saturday morning, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., focusing on the beautification of the Las Palmas Trail. 

Individuals interested in helping this initiative are encouraged to sign up now at https://go.tamiu.edu/mad21

Located in the heart of downtown Laredo, the nature trail boasts a significant array of local flora and fauna native to the region, including many palm trees. 

As a result of freezing temperatures this past winter, foliage died and let loose numerous palm fronds that need clearing. Volunteers will focus on gathering fallen palm fronds and cleaning the Trail. 

Over 150 individuals have already registered to attend this year’s Make a Difference Day. 

Organized through the TAMIU’s Student Government Association’s L.O.V.E. Committee and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, these initiatives also encourage the partnership of community leaders and non-profit organizations.

This year’s partners include the Laredo Rotary, City Councilmember Alyssa Cigarroa, the Rio Grande International Study Center, Keep Laredo Beautiful and the City of Laredo.

Now in its 12th year, the University’s Make a Difference Day has established itself as a long-standing tradition aimed at harnessing the collective efforts of the campus community to spearhead a community-wide improvement initiative.  

Since 2010, University volunteers have worked on various community-wide projects benefiting groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers Serving the Need, the Laredo Animal Care Facility, the Azteca Neighborhood, Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center and many more.

For additional information, contact the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, at 956.326.2265, or visit offices in the Student Center, room 226. To learn more about past Make A Difference Day projects, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/scce/madandtbe.shtml. 

To see previous TAMIU Make a Difference Day event galleries/videos, visit the links below.