The network of parents is available to assist students in need while traveling to their holiday destinations.
The Texas Tech Parents Association (TTPA) sponsors the Road Raiders Safe Travel Network to assist students traveling during the holidays.
The Road Raiders Safe Travel Network is a network of Parents Association members who assist students with car problems and directions and to provide a place to wait out bad weather. The Road Raiders list is updated quarterly and has been in existence for more than 10 years.
“Our parent Road Raiders are willing to assist students traveling away from campus,” TTPA executive director Joyce Zachman said. “Whether going home or to an away game, association members from California to Virginia and from Washington to Florida are willing to help students who experience car trouble or may need shelter to wait out storms. That's a relief for students and their parents.”
Students can print the list from the Texas Tech Parents website or bookmark it on their smartphone. Parents Association members can become Road Raiders by logging into their Parents Association account, updating their bio and checking the Road Raiders box.
TTPA members also have provided testimonials:
- “I would like to voice that I felt so much better knowing it was there in case she needed it. Thanks to all who volunteer!” Angleton, Texas
- “Anytime I hear of a student applying to Tech and the parents concerned about the distance, I make sure to tell them about the Road Raider Parents.” McAllen, Texas
- “My son will be driving home for winter break and will benefit from it.” Fairfax, Virginia